The Susquehanna Regional E.M.S. Program serves the regions of Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties in upstate New York. S.R.E.M.S is one of seventeen E.M.S. Program Agencies in the State.
The S.R.E.M.S. Program serves a combined population of over 300,000 people and coordinating an Emergency Medical Services System that answers over 28,000 emergency medical calls annually.
S.R.E.M.S. assists the Regional E.M.S. Council and the New York State Department of Health to support and help develop regional E.M.S. systems.
The agency itself provides professional and clerical staff that is necessary to implement and support the activities of the Regional E.M.S. Council and Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC). It also carries out the following responsibilities:
- Coordinate Emergency Medical Services within our region
- Make determinations of public need for the establishment or expansion of ambulance and Advanced Life Support first response agencies.
- Appoint members of the REMAC
- Develop an annual training plan for the region
- Provide focused technical assistance to volunteer ambulance services.
The program’s role is defined in Section 3003-a of Article 30 of the NYS Public Health Law
Our major project and DOH deliverables are:
- Annual Regional Quality Improvement Study.
- Management of Regional Electronic Patient Record System.
- Administer Regional Photo Identification program and AEMT credentialing.
- Provide oversight and support to regionally approved EMS educational programs.
- Assist all regional EMS Agencies with meeting NYS DOH operational requirements