Fall 2016 EMT Class Announced...
An EMT class for Original and Refresher students will begin Wednesday, September 7th at the Columbia-Greene Community College.
The class meets Wednesday evenings 6p to 10p, and Saturdays 9a to 4p.
To pre-register, contact Lead Instructor Greg Koerner-Fox at columbiacountyEMTclass@gmail.com.
New law allows EMS to transport injured police canines...
December 14, 2015
New legislation has been signed allowing EMS agencies in New York State to transport police canines injured in the line-of-duty to veterinary clinics (or similar care).
The new law reads as follows:
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to transport of police work dogs injured in the line of duty.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 122-c to read as follows:
§ 122-c. Transport of police work dogs injured in the line of duty. An emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical service technician may transport any police work dog, as defined in section 195.06-a of the penal law, injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic or similar such facility provided, however, that there are no persons requiring medical attention or transport at such time.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.