CMEMSC OFFICE: (508) 854-0111   |   CMED 24/7 Phone: 508-854-0100

Announcements

Please find the an Alternate Destination Waiver beginning Saturday, January 19 at 8pm. It includes homeless shelters as an alternative destination during the storm.

Attached please find a memo with information regarding the transition of the Massachusetts Ambulance Trip Record Information System (MATRIS) to NEMSIS V3 on February 28, 2019. On that date, ambulance services may begin submitting data to the MATRIS NEMSIS V3 system. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (DPH/OEMS) will be offering both in-person trainings and an online informational session, as further described in the attached memo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., MATRIS Data Manager.

If you know an EMS provider that outshines the rest, whether on a single challenging call or on a daily basis, why not nominate them for an EMS award. Presentations are made at the CMEMSC Annual Meeting in May. Here is the form and the categories are below. 

  • Citizen/Bystander                    
  • EMS Communications SpecialistSavetheDate
  • First Responder                               
  • EMS Nurse
  • EMT                                                 
  • Advanced EMT                              
  • Paramedic      
  • EMS Educator
  • Paul J. Gramling EMS Physician                                  
  • James DiAntonio EMS Public Educator/Program
  • EMS Service/Organization          
  • Special Service Award

CMED is seeking highly dependable EMTs who are interested in a per diem position. Visit the career page for details and application.

Beginning January 1, 2019, AHA requires feedback devices on all adult CPR manikins. There are many options out there. If you need assistance finding the right manikins for your needs feel free to tcall the office: 508-854-0111. CMEMSC also has new manikins for rent.

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NemethCentral Mass EMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Ira Nemeth has accepted the position of Region II Medical Director. Dr. Nemeth is a board-certified EMS physician and an active part of the EMS and Disaster Division at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He serves as the medical director or associate director for several busy Region II EMS agencies. Formerly he was the Medical Director of Preparedness with the Dallas County Health and Human Services and was the co-director of the section of EMS and Disaster Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Nemeth lends his expertise to many local, state and national committees and will be an enormous asset to the Region.

CMEMSC would like to extend a heart felt thank you to Dr. Marc Restuccia for all his years of service as the Region 2 Medical Director!

Starting August 20th the Stroke Direct to CT Pilot will officially begin at St Vincent Hospital. The goals of this pilot include reducing the door-to-CT time, decreasing time to TPA administration and improving patient outcomes. Click here for the expected patient flow chart. 

Please read the Clinical Advisory issued June 22, 2018 for important information on the increase of opioid-related overdose deaths that have also been positive for cocaine.