Welcome to the North Country New York EMS Education Project
Gouverneur Rescue is a non-profit advanced life support ambulance agency that serves multiple close-knit communities in Upstate NY in St. Lawrence County. Our volunteers and staff members treat our neighbors, families, and friends in a service area that is a designated rural and super rural area through the Center of Medicare Services, as well as hrsa.gov. We serve a population of 17,788 through total of 744.3 square miles in southern St. Lawrence County. Our population density is 23.89 per square mile, with towns that include a population density as low as 5.9 per square mile. There are 21,701 residents under 18 years of age according to census.gov.
Our population of focus with this project is prospective EMS providers and currently certified EMS responders, including EMTs, AEMTS, Critical Care Techs, and Paramedics in Upstate NY.
This Project was created with funding support provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) as well as support from our local St. Lawrence County Bureau of EMS to increase training on mental health and substance use disorders for EMS providers, Increase training on opioid overdoses and naloxone for EMS providers, Increase the education on mental health, physical health, and substance use disorders and finally help increase education opportunities that will Increase the number of EMS providers available as EMS employees and volunteers.
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Why Is This Important?
As this Project has continued to grow we are excited to share we have exceeded our goal of training our local EMS providers in Upstate NY in a big way. We have reached across the entire state of NY as well as multiple states across the nation. We are excited to continue using this opportunity to provide high quality EMS education to providers both local and at a distance.
As of March 1st, 2023 we have trained 349 individuals across 12 states and 3 different countries