EMS Seminar

The FASNY Emergency Medical Services Committee presents the EMS Seminar in Geneva, New York. Due to construction, our location has temporarily changed from Montour Falls to Geneva. The event is packed with presentations that address the most contemporary and critical topics in the EMS community.

These invaluable sessions are complemented by a Pre-Seminar Workshop eligible for Core CME credit hours in Airway, Cardiology, Shock & Resuscitation, Trauma, and Operations.

Upcoming Presentations

Saturday – Sunday, March 2-3, 2024 | Geneva Fire Department, Geneva, N.Y.
Registration at 7:30 a.m. Conference starts at 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 1, 2024 | Pre-Seminar, Core Content (Presented by Dan Batsie)
Pre-Seminar Registration at 7:30 a.m. Pre-Seminar starts at 8:00 a.m.

Hotel Accommodations:

41 Lakefront Hotel | (315) 789-0400
41 Lake Front Drive, Geneva, NY 14456
Price $119.00 | Code: “FASNY General Block”
*Block will close on February 20th.
If you’d like to arrive on Thursday instead of Friday, please contact Timothy Weller-Ruthven at 41 Lakefront Hotel at 315-789-0400 ext. 2101 so your reservation can be adjusted. 

Lethally Hot
Presented by: Tiffany Bombard, NRP, MD, FACEP
It may be January, but your patient’s temperature is 104. They’re probably septic. But what if they’re not? Saving your unstable, hypothermic patient will depend on your answer to this question. This class will teach you to diagnose and treat toxicologic, environmental and septic causes of hyperthermia and help you save your patients. There is much to learn here, for brainy BLS providers through experienced paramedics. 

Stopping Respiratory Failure 
Presented by: Tiffany Bombard, NRP, MD, FACEP
Respiratory disease may present on a spectrum, but the one thing it does quite reliably is get worse. This class will teach you memorable methods to recognize, diagnose and treat respiratory disease aggressively, early in the disease process, and change your patient’s outcome. The material presented is most relevant for AEMT and above, but there is much here for the inquisitive BLS provider looking to expand their brain power.

Growing Up in Public Safety: A Roadmap for Career Success
Presented by: Dan Batsie, Paramedic
Advancement in public safety too often occurs accidentally.  We gain experience and assume leadership roles by stumbling and bumbling our way through operational and clinical challenges. However, real success can and should be more strategic.  When you envision your next five years in public safety, how do you see yourself? Will you be a supervisor, an officer, or even in a different operational role? The key question, however, is what active steps are you taking to prepare? This class will discuss best practices and proven pathways toward public safety success. We will describe real-world methodologies to open the correct doors and prepare you to seize the opportunities around you. Whether you are paid or volunteer, don’t let your career unfold by accident.

State of the State of EMS
Presented by: The NYS Department of Health
Discussing Issues of EMS in NYS. Question & Answer Portion.

Managing School Bus Incidents
Presented by: Ken Bouvier – Paramedic, Professional Fire / EMS Speaker
This session is designed to help First Responders, EMT’s & Paramedics, Dispatchers, Firefighters and Fire Chiefs better understand how to manage School Bus Incidents. Daily in the United States an average of 480,000 yellow school buses, transport approximately 25 million students to and from school. 

During this session we will discuss the frequency of school bus incidents and you will be amazed to learn how often they occur. Using a unique power point presentation, we will also discuss school bus designs, the types of injuries you can expect, how patients are triaged, patient tracking and school bus crash management and how Emergency Manage will play a valuable role in assisting law enforcement, fire and EMS.

Understanding Firefighter Injuries
Presented by: Ken Bouvier – Paramedic, Professional Fire / EMS Speaker
This session is designed to help responders, firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics better manage firefighter Injuries on the scene of a fire and in route to the hospital. Firefighting is one of the world’s most dangerous jobs and accidents in this profession can result in costly losses. The greatest loss being the injury or death of a firefighter! During this session we will explain the two basic factors that motivate accident control efforts. Humane vs. Economics, all departments know and understand what it takes to produce the almost perfect firefighter, but they also realize the cost involved. Because of cost, many departments are out of compliance and allow their firefighters to operate unsafe and unhealthy.

During this session EMS will learn that they are not on the scene just to watch the fire, but instead play one of the major roles of preventing firefighter injuries by keeping a close eye on them. We will explain the most common types of injuries, how and why they occur. We will explain the importance of wearing proper firefighting equipment, using the Incident Command System, and the need for rehabilitation on scene.