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  • 03/24/2021 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As many of you know, the President and Governor Wolf have stated raising the minimum wage to $15/hr is a priority.

    At the federal level, the increase was originally included in the stimulus package but due to a parliamentary procedure, the minimum wage increase has to be removed.  However, the democrats and others have indicated that this is an item they will move forward in the future.

    At the state level, Governor Wolf has indicated this item in on his legislator priorities in the current state budget negotiations.

    The Professional/Agency Relations Committee has developed the attached Impact Statement for members use in a communication campaign to federal/state legislators AND the media.  This campaign will focus on this unified message that will be sent on the same day across the state to gain the attention of all our legislators and media outlets.

    The dates for this campaign are Wednesday, March 24thto Wednesday, March 31st with a weekly reminder to your legislator to consider increasing the reimbursements for EMS PRIOR to increasing the minimum wage.

    Starting March 24, 2021 we are asking you to send the impact statement to your state and federal legislators as well as your local media outlets.  In addition, we are sharing with other states/organizations to encourage their participation in this campaign:  a ground swell at the state and national level to gain attention!

    The statement is included in a word document so that you can easily add your contact information prior to sending.

    Impact Statement on Raising the Minimum Wage.pdf

    Impact Statement on Raising the Minimum Wage plain.docx

    Some articles of interest/reference:

    1. https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/business/costco-minimum-wage-workers/index.html
    2. https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/stimulus-coronavirus-minimum-wage-20210226.html

    Please share this information with all of your colleagues.

    The AAP would like to thank the Professional/Agency Relations Committee - Impact Statement Task Force Members for developing this statement: 

    Stephanie Hosack-Shearer and Doug Johnson, Albion Volunteer Fire Department; Tim Hinchcliff, Burholme EMS; Derrick Hall, Greater Valley EMS; Phil Salamone, Lower Alsace EMS; Evan Resnikoff, Newtown Ambulance


  • 02/17/2021 8:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Provided by Highmark, Inc. in partnership with the Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation

    Grant Application Period:  March 1, 2021 through May 15, 2021

    Grant Award:  Grant funds will be awarded after July 1, 2021.

    Grant Eligibility:  All PA EMS agencies currently licensed by the PA Department of Health.  Only one application per licensed EMS agency.

    Grant Requirements:  Grant funds must be used for
    a) equipment, including hardware and software, used in the provision of EMS services, or
    b) supplies, including medications and PPE, used in the provision of EMS services.*

    Awardees must complete eligible purchases and required paperwork** by December 31, 2021 or you will be required to return the award to the PA EMS Provider Foundation.  Amounts per licensed EMS agency shall be limited to a maximum of $250,000.  Some restrictions will apply.

    Please ensure that your application is complete prior to submission.  There will not be an option to submit supplemental requests or additional applications.  Each application will be reviewed by the application review committee.  The Application Review Committee is an impartial group of individuals. They are not board members of either the PA EMS Provider Foundation or its partner organization, the Ambulance Association of PA.

    Restrictions and guidelines for grant awards, if any, will be solely the purview of the Application Review Committee.

    Grant awards may be full or partial pending the number of applications, any restrictions or guidelines imposed by the Application Review Committee and the amount of available funds.

    All information related to agency ID, Federal EIN number, contact information, and banking/institutional information will remain confidential.


    To view the application before submission:  online pdf of app questions.pdf


    *Due to the hardship experienced by many agencies during the pandemic, consideration will be given to retroactive grants for purchases made during calendar year 2020.
    ** A report is required showing, at a minimum, invoices documenting the ordering, receipt of and payment for equipment and/or supplies for which the grant was awarded.  A link to a reporting document will be provided to grant recipients.

    APPLY FOR THE GRANT HERE

    Highmark, by engaging the Foundation, is both supporting EMS and empowering EMS to help ourselves! This is huge recognition of the value of EMS in healthcare and the reputation EMS has earned. Thank You! We are grateful and honored. 


  • 10/27/2020 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care provides a comprehensive review of evidence-based recommendations for resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. The initial guidelines for CPR were published in 1966 by an ad hoc CPR Committee of the Division of Medical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences—National Research Council.1 This occurred in response to requests from several organizations and agencies about the need for standards and guidelines regarding training and response.

    Since then, CPR guidelines have been reviewed, updated, and published periodically by the AHA.2–9 In 2015, the process of 5-year updates was transitioned to an online format that uses a continuous evidence evaluation process rather than periodic reviews. This allowed for significant changes in science to be reviewed in an expedited manner and then incorporated directly into the guidelines if deemed appropriate. The intent was that this would increase the potential for more immediate transitions from guidelines to bedside. The approach for this 2020 guidelines document reflects alignment with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and associated member councils and includes varying levels of evidence reviews specific to the scientific questions considered of greatest clinical significance and new evidence.

    The guidelines can be found here.


  • 04/03/2020 4:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Everyday, there is more and more information on COVID-19 and everyone's email box is filled with a multitude of emails.

    We don't want you to miss anything of importance.

    Rather than send a lot of email related to COVID-19, a separate page has been created on our website so that you can find the resources in one place.  That doesn't mean that if something comes out of importance, we won't send an email.  Because we will.

    But rather that constantly search for emails, you can check the COVID-19 Page for updates.  In addition, if you are aware of a resource that should be listed, please send an email to Heather at executivedirector@aa-pa.org.

    Stay safe!

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