814.201.2265 saems@saems.com

Southern Alleghenies EMS Council, Inc.
2900 Beale Ave, Suite 126
Altoona, PA  16601
(814)201.2429 Fax


State PCR Bridge Update

Pennsylvania will be moving to the new Bridge for processing patient care report data on January 1, 2018.  Therefore all agencies submitting electronic data must be using a NEMSIS 3.4 compliant PCR program prior to that date.

The attached update indicates the approved PCR vendors that have met this requirement.  If you agency is not using one of these vendors, you must upgrade to a compliant vendor by December 31, 2017.

Also, the attached form allows your agency to create an account in the State Bridge to allow you to upload data, if it is not automatically uploaded by your vendor, and to view reports and benchmarks in the system.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact our office.

New Registry On-Line

The Bureau of EMS has updated the EMS Registry, the system that maintains your EMS certification and continuing education records.  The new system is active and available through the EMS Portal (link below in Quick Links for Education).

Usernames and passwords for the system are all new, and instructions on how to login are available on the portal.  You will need to provide some demographic security information and change your password when you first login.

NEW--A number of resources and job guides are available to assist in completing tasks in the new registry and can be found HERE.  Please review the job guides or manual for the task you are trying to accomplish prior to contacting our office for assistance.

If you are still having difficulties after reviewing the support materials, then, please feel free to contact us.


Inspection Sheet Updates

The inspection checklists for all levels of EMS vehicles have been updated and posted to the Inspection Checklist web page.

These updated sheets reflect the vehicle and equipment requirements that became effective on September 1, 2017.

If you should have any questions or need additional information on the new requirements, please contact our office.

New Registry Job Aides

The new EMS Registry system is now up and operational!

The new system is significantly different from the previous system, and there are a series of job aides available HERE that can help you navigate the new system.  Please use the job aides before calling our office for assistance, as they will answer most of the questions that people may have.  There are aides for re-registration of your certification; logging into the system; viewing your continuing education record; and completing an application for new users.

It is important that your contact information and email address are updated and correct, as the system will provide noticies on your certification status to your listed email.

There have been some data transfer issues in moving from the old system to the new, so if any of your information appears to be incorrect, please let us know.