WMEMS Committee, Inc. is a regional nonprofit corporation committed to improving the delivery of emergency medical services to residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties in western Massachusetts.
Designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Committee coordinates communication among and enhances the efficiency of providers of EMS including ambulance services, first responders and hospital emergency departments. Through its work, the Committee evaluates and sets standards of quality for regional EMS, offering training, education and medical services research opportunities and developing appropriate protocols and policies for implementation.
As a regional corporation, the Committee seeks regular input and broad representation on its board from the communities and consituencies it serves: consumers, municipal governments, hospitals, ambulance services and other providers of emergency medical services across the four county area.
There are five regions in Massachusetts. Western Massachusetts EMS serves Region 1, which includes Berkshire County, the majority of Franklin County, Hampden County and Hampshire County.
MASS OEMS has issued the updated Statewide Treatment Protocols, v. 12.03, which will become effective September 6, 2014. The updated Protocols, and the Department’s training program on the revisions to the Protocols, are available by clicking the applicable link below:
Medical Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, (CBRNE) Events Training!
What if a catastrophic event occurs? Will you be ready? Will you need a special level of protection? Is decontamination necessary? Do you have the right medications?
This course will answers these questions and more as you learn how to distinguish between different agents of concern that could be used in a major incident.
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