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Message from Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro

NEW EBOLA RESPONSE PROTOCOL

Effective Immediately, and in accordance with new guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the following new protocols are in ·effect for response to suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases:

  • Only HAZ TAC personnel in approved PPE will treat and transport suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patients. This includes any suspected EVD .case - regardless of patient status (stable/unstable).
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BUREAU OF EMS
EMS OPERATIONS ORDER 2014-186A
October 21, 2014

RESPONSE AND OPERATIONS FOR SUSPECTED EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) REVISED

1. PURPOSE

1.1 To establish procedures for response to and mitigation of suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) assignments, while minimizing provider exposure.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This order applies to all FDNY EMS providers (EMTs, Paramedics and Officers) and Voluntary Hospital ambulance personnel who provide prehospital emergency medical treatment in the New York City 911 system.

3. PROCEDURE

3.1 Dispatch - based on current Department policies and procedures, a Telephone Triage Algorithm to help identify suspected EVD patients has been put into effect.

3.2 Response - when a Fever I Travel (FT) call type has been identified, Emergency Medical Dispatch shall assign the following resources:

  • (1) Haz-Tac BLS (dedicated) or Haz-Tac I Rescue ALS (non-dedicated), based on call type.
  • (1) EMS Haz-Tac Officer.

NOTE: The Citywide Radio Dispatcher shall notify the closest Deputy Chief of active Fever/Travel call types.

3 .3 On scene – Haz Tac members shall maintain body substance isolation and don their appropriate PPE prior to making patient contact.

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Member outreach to join CBTU “ Coalition of Black Trade Unionist – NYC”

CBTU is an independent voice of Black workers within the Trade Union movement, challenging labor to be more relevant to the needs of black and poor workers. 

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“LABOR AND CLIMATE CHANGE”

On September 21st over 300,000 people marched through the streets of New York, and labor was present. The trade union movement will play a major role in this movement to save the planet, because of our strategic position in society.

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President's Report

October 1, 2014

Legislation: As all elections in Albany will be resolved in November, we must prepare to push forward our legislative agenda. The 25 and Out Pension Bill for Fire Inspectors and our Chapter 96 Refund Bill are awaiting fiscal notes at the cities Actuary office. I will speak with Assistant Deputy Chief Actuary Mike Samet about the importance of expediting this process. We will need plenty of time to pursue a home rule message from the City Council. We will be meeting with the Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to discuss his support on our revised Assault Bill. The final drafts of our Lung Bill and MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Bill are still under review.

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October 1, 2014

Woodley & McGillivary: The lawyers of Woodley & McGillivary will be in our office on the following dates and times. Wednesday October 15th and Thursday October 16th from 9:00 A.M and 5:00 P.M and On Wednesday October 29th and Thursday October 30th from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. Woodley & McGillivary will be sending out notices to the membership regarding these meeting dates. I encourage all of the members who have been notified by the Lawyers to attend this meeting.

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World Trade Center Cancer Deadline Approaching

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has linked 67 cancers* to the toxic dust

October 12, 2014 is the last day to register a claim

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Member Update

Please Join Us

September 11th, 2014

0815 hrs

FDNY*EMS Academy Building 325

to honor and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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President's Report September 2014

President's Report

September 3, 2014

Emergency Communications Transformation Program (ECTP): On or about mid May, the Mayor’s office put a hold on all contracts going forward in relation to its upgrade of the 911 systems. The investigation into the oversight structure and financial management of this project was conducted by the comptroller’s audit and investigations bureau. They found mounted cost over runs and project delays. What we had was consultants assigned to oversee over vendors at the cities expense with no transparency or official city oversight. A project that was slated for five years is now estimated to take fifteen years. In 2004 estimated capitol cost was projected at 1.345 billion. The estimated cost has soared by 73% to 2.326 billion. Our tax dollars at work, you...

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