Tri-County EMS - a not for profit organization founded in 1976;
one of six regional emergency medical services councils in Maine.
Tri-County EMS was founded in 1978 to support the
development of the EMS system in Maine. Over the past 30 years our EMS
system has experienced many advances. Tri-County EMS has provided the
leadership, resources, and innovative thinking to meet the challenges
of advancing contemporary emergency medical care throughout our region.
Our Regional EMS System includes:
- 35 EMS Services - covering 3 counties
- LifeFlight EMS Helicopter
- 5 Hospitals and emergency departments
- 4 Trauma System Hospitals
- 1 Trauma Center
- Cardiac Cath Lab Activation Program
- EMS Medical Direction
- Central Maine Regional Resource Center
Upcoming Courses and Conferences and News
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|EMS Week Celebration begins May 18, 2013 EMS Week is May 19 to 25. The Kick-off celebration will be on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the site of the EMS Memorial (between the fire and law enforcement memorials) adjacent to the Capitol in Augusta. This event will include the unveiling of the EMS Memorial; the Annual Maine EMS Awards Ceremony and the start of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride - Augusta, ME to Philadelphia, PA.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this first of its kind celebration.
The complete details of this event are on the flier that can be downloaded below. I hope you will share this information with your staff, colleagues, family and friends.
EMS Vehicles are welcomed and encouraged.
Come join the celebration! I hope to see you there!
Download EMS Week Flier
|Benefit Potluck Supper for Norman "Chuck" Richardson - Saturday, May 11, 2013 There will be a Benefit Potluck Supper on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm. This benefit will be held at the Buckfield Masonic Hall in Buckfield. Norman Richardson, known to most of us as Chuck, has recently been subjected to an illness which has resulted in his inability to return to work for at least three months. Friends and colleagues have joined together to host this entertaining evening that will include supper, a silent auction, 50/50 and more. Donations will be accepted at the door. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation - please feel free to do so by sending it Chuck Richardson, 413 Turner Street, Buckfield, ME 04220. |
|CEH Rules Changes as of May 1, 2013 As you know, the changes in the Maine EMS Rules became effective on May 1, 2013. The changes in continuing education are being phased in. For the next three years the total number of CEHs needed to relicense at each level will be the same as it is right now; only the category titles are changing.
A link to the NEW (May 1, 2013) fillable CEH request form can be found below. This is the form that should be used when requesting CEH for programs happening after May 1, 2013. It is also available at the Maine EMS Webpage.
Please begin using this form to request CEH credit for your educational and training sessions.
As of May 1, 2016 the number of hours for each level will be increasing. A link to the table that shows these changes can be seen by clicking below. May 1, 2013 CEH Table
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 207 795-2880.
Download May 1, 2013 CEH Form
Download May 1, 2013 CEH Category Table
|AVOC Courses On May 10 and 11, 2013 an AVOC Course will be held at Buckfield Rescue in Buckfield, ME. On May 10, the course will begin at 6 pm. On Saturday, May 11 the course will begin at 8 am. The cost of the course is $55.00 per person. Registration is required.
On May 18 and 19, 2013 an AVOC Course will be held in Lisbon at Lisbon Emergency. The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm each day. The cost of the course is $65.00 per person. Registration is required. For more information on registration for these courses, please click the link below.
AVOC Course Details
|"Responding to a Plane in the Stands" on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at two locations Presentation by Brian Taylor, EMT-P, Director of Emergency Management, Regional Emergency Medical Services, Reno Nevada will be presenting Reno Air Races:
1) Dean Auditorium at Maine General Medical Center in Waterville from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
2) Dana Center Auditorium, Maine Medical Center in Portland from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
On September 16, 2011, Mr. Taylor was the Medical Branch Director for the Mass Casualty Incident response to the crash of a North American P-51D Mustang into a crowd of spectators watching the event. His presentation will detail the pre-event preparation as well as the response and recovery efforts for this incident.
To reserve a seat, please fill out the attached registration form and return to Kris Gammon.
Please see attached flyer for further details. For more information - please click the link below.
A Plane in the Stands
|Maine EMS Community Paramedicine Pilot Project Application Now Available Jay Bradshaw, Director of Maine EMS announced that the application guidance for EMS services interested in participating in the Maine EMS Community Paramedicine pilot project is now available for downloading from the Maine EMS web site:
Community Paramedicine Project Application
Projects submitted by Delta Ambulance, NorthEast Mobile Health Services, United Ambulance Service, Crown Ambulance, Calais Ambulance and St. George Ambulance have been approved. Two other projects are currently being reviewed.
|Medication Shortage Update Information on the medication shortages that are beginning to appear in the Tri-County Region and links to the interim protocols and training have been posted on our website. Click the link below for that information.
Medication Shortage Update
|Maine EMS On-Line Learning System MEMSED Maine EMS (MEMS) has recently added a few new programs including a review of the importance of aspirin. All EMS Providers are welcome to sign on to the MEMSED website and participate in this high quality, free EMS Education. CEH credits are awarded for all programs. To sign in on this site you will use your MEMSRR user name and password.
| Malignant Hyperthermia Free On-Line CEH educational presentation worth Maine EMS CEH Credit for EMS Providers
| Bath Salts Free On-Line educational presentation worth Maine EMS CEH Credit for EMS Providers provided by the Northern New England Poison Center
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