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.
STEP is a not-for-profit organization that has its roots in a group of physicians who volunteered to train ambulance personnel in 1963...Read more
The dates and location for the 2017 Conference have been selected. Come join us March 31st and April 1st at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rochester NY...Read more
As STEP is a 501 (c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible. We accept donations through PayPal and by mail...Read more
2017 is the 50th anniversary of STEP, and the Board of Directors is excited to kick off the celebrations with the 2017 STEP Conference. The conference will be held March 31st & April 1st, with a preconference on March 30th at the Hilton Garden Inn at College Town, 30 Celebration Drive, Rochester, NY 14620.
Our speakers this year come from a variety of backgrounds in the EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement & Hospital sectors, and include national speaker, Connie Mattera, MS, RN, EMT-P, and NYS DOH EMS Medical Director for Western NY, Dr Gregory Young. Workshops include many topics, from medical and trauma care to therapeutic communications and disaster management. (See the conference program below.) The registration form can be found at here.
Based on feedback from last year's conference, the Friday breakfast has been changed to a hot buffet instead of a continental breakfast, necessitating a $5 increase in the conference price. Additionally, vegetarian or gluten-free meal options will be available at no additional cost, but this must be indicated on the registration form by the date noted on the registration form.
In celebration of STEP's 50th anniversary, STEP is also sponsoring a community-based event on Thursday evening, March 30th to explore ways to decrease the potential for violence in the school setting, with leaders from many venues. This event will have a limited number of seats available for first responders, so early registration is recommended. (See details on the registration form.) Additionally, STEP will be coordinating a separate educational opportunity (MeduPrep) with MLREMS sponsorship to prepare paramedics interested in taking certification exams as Specialty Care Transport providers. This course will not be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, but instead in the Shapiro Conference Room adjacent to the MLREMS Office across the parking lot from the HGI. Information for a separate registration website can be obtained using the contact information below.
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
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