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The Seven Mountains EMS Council is an independent non-profit -501(c)(3) – organization, contracted with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, to coordinate the Emergency  Medical Services (EMS) programs within a nine county area of Central Pennsylvania. The region encompasses the counties of Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union. 

Seven Mountains acts as the liason between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the regional EMS Providers on issues such as training, ambulance licensure, receiving facility accreditation, medical command authorization, treatment and transfer protocols, mass casualty preparation and coordination, quality improvement, public education and information, data collection, and complaint investigation. Council carries out these day-to-day activities with a staff of 5 – Executive Director, Office Manager, EMS Education Coordinator, EMS Licensure Coordinator, and EMS Program Specialist.

Current Officers of the Board are:

President: Gerard Banfill
Vice President: Tom Perrin
Secretary/Treasurer: Joy Byler
2023 Board of Directors Meeting Dates:

All Board meetings start at noon except for the October meeting which is in the evening directly following the Council Meeting

  • January 19, 2023 – Bellefonte Council Office*
  • April 20, 2023 – Union County Government Center*
  • June 15, 2023 – Bellefonte Council Office*
  • August 17, 2023 – Union County Government Center*
  • October 19, 2023 –  Bellefonte Council Office*

*Plans are to make it possible for individuals to also participate off-site by using ‘Zoom’. Please contact the Laura at the Council office to obtain additional details.

The date of the 2023 Council Meeting is Thursday October 19, 2023 at 6:30pm. Council Office, Bellefonte

The Regional Medical Director, who advises council on all medical issues, is Dr. Randi J. McLeod, MD

David G. Ray M.Ed., licensed Psychologist, is the coordinator for the Seven Mountains/Susquehanna Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team.

Notice to all providers: KNOW YOUR EXPIATION DATE!

Pa. Dept. of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services EMS Certifications expire quarterly at Midnight on: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
Your current ConEd record can be viewed online at:  PA EMS Registry
If you have concerns or questions, please contact your Regional EMS Council.