STEP Council of the Genesee Region

STEP is a not-for-profit organization

STEP is comprised of Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, EMTs, and others who have all come together to continue the spirit of EMS improvement started in the 1960′s, and to develop new programs as well. The members of STEP are all volunteers and STEP devotes 100% of its revenue to our mission.

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Our History

STEP is a not-for-profit organization that has its roots in a group of physicians who volunteered to train ambulance personnel in 1963...

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Upcoming Conference

The annual STEP Conference will be held March 29-30, 2019 with a preconference on March 28th at the Hilton Garden Inn...

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As STEP is a 501 (c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible. We accept donations through PayPal and by mail...

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STEP Conference 2019

STEP Conference

Come join us for our annual STEP Conference. Speakers from EMS, Fire, & other health and public safety arenas will discuss medical, trauma, pediatric and obstetric topics among others. This year, we are opening up the conference more fully to fire agencies with a full fire-related track (Note: most of those sessions do not qualify for NYS EMS CME credit). Another addition this year is an 8 hour certification course in Mental Health 1st Aid - participants must pay the fees for, and attend the 4 hr Thursday preconference, as well as 4 workshops over the next 2 days (marked with an asterix) to qualify for the certificate. [The full conference option needs to be chosen in the upper part of the registration form and then the Mental Health preconference option should be chosen in the next section because of registration software limitations.] Note: Conference attendees who are not working toward the certificate and attending the preconference may also choose any of the workshops on Friday or Saturday to attend for just CME credit as part of their conference package.

Dr Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Director of Public Health and Ryan Greenberg, the new NYS Director of the Bureau of EMS & Trauma will join us as plenary speakers on Friday. Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Medical Director, Dr Jeremy Cushman & nationally- known speaker, NREMT-P Christopher Ebright will be the plenary speakers on Saturday. A full buffet breakfast & lunch is included each day. The awards breakfast on Saturday 3/30 will include STEPS' traditional recognition of agencies celebrating anniversary years, as well as Joanna Award, Lloyd Levy Award or Chloe Alexson Scholarship, if applicable. Information about applying for those awards can be found at

Free parking is available in the hotel parking spots in the parking garage

When registering, please make sure to register for only one workshop within a time frame (for example, 1 session out of the 4 offered between 11-12 on Friday morning). If your agency is paying your admission, select check as your method of payment and have your agency mail the check to the address provided with a list of all of the names of those being sponsored by the agency with the check. If the agency will use PayPal to pay for multiple people, please send a list to the contact email to let us know who will be covered by the PayPal payment. (Note: PayPal is the only option to use a credit card. STEP cannot accept credit cards directly.)

Note: Late registration fees apply starting March 24th, and on-line registration will close on March 28th.

Click here to register or for further information

For information about registration for a hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn at a special conference rate or other conference-related questions, contact

The conference agenda is as follows:

Agenda - March 28-29 Agenda - March 30

STEP would like to thank Professional Ambulance Billing (PAB) and the MLREMS Council for their support for the conference.


ROC the Day

Thank you to all of those who contributed to STEP during ROC the Day!! Your contribution will be put to good use in funding STEP's projects including the annual conference, the emergencyservices
website, and the history archives at the Rochester Academy of Medicine.