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Certification Extensions

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Due to the current COVID-19 shutdowns, all Pennsylvania EMS certification that were to expire on April 1, 2020 have been extended until 7/1/2020.  The PA EMS registry system is currently showing this extension.  PLEASE NOTE: 1) New cards will not be issued for this extension period, please use your current EMS certification card throughout this […]

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Exceptions to the Lapse of Registration Process

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The PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS in an effort to help increase the EMS provider pool within the Commonwealth has modified the re-entry process for EMS providers who failed to maintain their certification.  This process is applicable to individuals who’s certification has lapsed on or after 2/1/2010.  Please click appropriately for the policy […]

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Drowning/Near Drowning Reporting

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The Bureau of EMS has just released new information concerning EMS agency reporting of Drowning/Near Drowning situations for which they are dispatched.  This information supersedes EMSIB 2017-07.  The new EMS Information Bulletin can be accessed by clicking the link below: EMS Information Bulletin 2019-01 

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New Password Requirements for EMS Registry

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New Password Requirements Coming This will be implemented for the new EMS Registry System.  Any logon you have for the commonwealth SharePoint will change to this standard in January as indicated below.  –Minimum length to increase from 8 to 12 characters  Beginning in January, as existing passwords expire or are reset or changed, new passwords […]

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TRAIN-PA Course Offerings

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A group of new training programs are being added to TrainPA starting December 22, 2017.  It is expected that all of the programs will be available by the first of 2018.  New program offerings include: Airway Care Airway management Essentials Respiratory Emergencies: CPAP Sudden Cardiac Death 12-Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) Medical Assessment Trauma Assessment Abdominal Emergencies […]