Oversee and coordinate EMS activities for the four western counties. Activities include, but are not limited to, reviewing staffing waivers, approving medical protocols, providing input to the State office as requested, developing training programs as necessary, delegating tasks to standing and special committees and overseeing activities of committees. (See the mission statement for more info.)
Act as human resources committee for staff; oversee day to day operations of the office; act in lieu of the Regional Council in those months that the Council does not meet; recommend action to the Regional Council on issues, and act as the long range planning arm of the Council.
Provide input and recommendations to the Council on clinical issues and other issues as requested; develop and modify prehospital protocols; conduct quality Assurance & quality improvement, when neccessary, for cases occurring in Region 1.
Public Information/Education Resource Committee (includes Training Committee)
Promote awareness of Emergency Medical Services among the general public; review applications for scholarships (funding permitting), other duties as assigned.
Research and advise the Council on improvements and advances in EMS communications in Western Mass. This committee will oversee the development of an effective Region-wide Communications Policy
Trauma Systems Committee
Oversee trauma system for Region I; propose criteria for trauma center designation; recommend designation to Council based on site surveys by ACS and adherence to Regional criteria; review adherence to trauma triage plan. Track trauma patients (where they go and how).
Review awards submissions and approve or disapprove; periodically review criteria for awards; propose changes as necessary; propose nominations for state ems awards.
Review bylaws periodically; propose changes/additions as necessary to the Regional Council.
Massachusetts EMS Conference Committee
Assembles the event in order to provide an opportunity for emergency medical professionals to learn and discuss relevant patient care and management issues, as well as a chance to network, meet, and stay connected with other EMS professionals.
Review existing county MCI plans and create a regional MCI plan that will integrate into the developing statewide plan; plan trainings and education for Region 1 MCI awareness.
Propose names for nomination to officers and at-large positions.
M-F 0800-1600 Closed on State/Federal Holidays