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 2022 STEP Conference will be held April 8-9, 2022 with a preconference on April 7th at the Hilton Garden Inn at College Town...

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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 News & Events

STEP Conference

The STEP Conference is back & will be held April 8-9, 2022 with a preconference on April 7th at the Hilton Garden Inn at College Town, 30 Celebration Drive, Rochester, NY 14620.

This year we are working with Vigilant Fire Training to provide a dedicated fire-related track in addition to the educational offerings for EMS, first responders and others interested in public safety and health-related issues as STEP has done in past conferences.

Plenary speakers include Murad Raheem, Regional Admin. US Dept of Health/Human Services, Tracey Seibert from Lifespan, Drs Art Cooper, Elizabeth Murray & Elise Vanderjagt, & Deborah Turner who oversees 211/Life/Lifeline and its Suicide Hotline.

Among the variety of workshop topics, two of the mandated topics required for those providers using the NYS EMS CME recertification process are included - Safe Transport of Children on Friday afternoon, and Mindfulness for Self and Patient Health (EMS Mental Health) on Saturday afternoon.

As in past years, the vendor area will be open from 7:30am to 4pm on Friday, while on Saturday, the vendor area will be open until after lunch. For the full conference, including breakfast and buffet lunch both days, plus the usual breaks, and coffee all day both days, the fee for attendees is only $205 if registered by April 1st. Additional pricing for a single day or for the preconference can be found on the registration site. Parking in the garage is free in the hotel parking spaces in the garage.

For attendee registration or information go to:

For vendor information or registration go to:

For information about conference-related questions, contact

Information on nominations for the Lloyd Leve or Joanna awards or the Chloe Alexson scholarship can be found on the Awards page The deadline for nomination letters is March 10th.

The conference agenda is as follows:

Agenda - April 8 Agenda - April 9

STEP would like the thank the Monroe Livingston Regional
EMS Council and Professional Ambulance Billing, LLC
for supporting the STEP 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 website,
and the history archives at the Rochester Academy of Medicine.