FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference to Teach Valuable Lessons


FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference
May 17-19, 2013
FDNY Academy: Randall’s Island NYC

YouTube - Conference Description: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwWjZASfBgM

Target Audience:
Medical professionals working in Urban Search & Rescue, Disaster Medicine, Civilian and Military Special Operations Environments.

The FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) is a unique conference that will provide a platform for medical personnel from around the world who provide patient care under disaster and urban search and rescue conditions to learn and take away valuable lessons.

The two-day MSOC will consist of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills and a vendor’s showcase featuring some of the latest equipment and products.

Optional one-day preconference workshops are also being offered that will feature a hands-on bio-skills cadaver lab, special patient populations lecture, swift water rescue awareness certification, and a visit to the World Trade Center site.

Conference lecturers and skill instructors will include experienced FDNY members, joined by physicians, medical specialists, educators and leadership from some of the top Urban Search and Rescue teams in the United States.

In addition to exceptional hands-on skills and scenario workshops, instructors will present topics and discuss past disaster experiences, revealing successful strategies, equipment, and technology used at rescue operations and skills that have proven to improve patient care and outcomes.

MSOC Preconference Workshop Offerings (Optional)
Friday, May 17th
1200-1500    (Limited to the first 30 Registrants)
Bioskills Lab:
• Field Amputation,
• Humeral IO,
• Difficult Airway Management

Managing Special Patient Populations:
• Man in Machine,
• Pediatrics,
• Bariatrics; and
• Geriatrics

Swift Water Rescue Awareness Certification

Night Activities
WTC Visit /ceremony

Reception: NYC Fire Museum

(Day #1)
Saturday, May 18th
FDNY Fire Academy: Randall’s Island 

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and introductions

Opening Remarks: The Current State of Disaster Medicine

09:10 AM – 12:45 PM 
• Limited Access Patient Assessment
• Crush Injuries and Syndrome
• Burn Care of Entrapped Patients
• Pediatrics
• Sedation in the Rescue Environment
• Extraction or Extrication...is there a difference


Panel discussion: The Haiti Experience

Hands-on Skill/Scenarios*
*(Limited to 200 registrants)
• Patient monitoring/Airway Management in Confined Space
• Patient packaging
• Patient Decon/HAZMAT
• Use of Ultrasound
Participants must bring their own safety gear: Helmet, gloves, safety boots, BDU and eye protection

Closing Statements


(Day #2)

Sunday, May 19th
FDNY Fire Academy: Randall’s Island

& Breakfast

• Airway Management
• Blast Injuries
• Hemorrhage: Tourniquets to Blood Products
• Trench: Operations and Expected Injuries/Management
• Building a Cohesive Response
• Earthquakes: Potential Factors Influencing Survival
• Ensuring Medical Competencies


Panel Discussion: Review of survey results and best practices

Hands-on Skills/Scenarios*
*(Limited to 200 registrants)
• Patient monitoring/Airway Management in Confined Space
• Patient packaging
• Patient Decontamination/HAZMAT
• Use of Ultrasound
Participants must bring their own safety gear: Helmet, gloves, safety boots, BDU and eye protection

Closing Statements

Registration options:                                                       
Lectures Only May 18-19, 2013 = $125
• Add Hands-on Skills for an additional $50
• Add Preconference (May 17h) for an additional $50

Full Conference May 17-19, 2013 = $225
Includes Preconference workshop, Night activities, Two-days of ESOC conference lectures and the hands-on skills Workshop

Go to the FDNY Foundation registration site: www.FDNYMSOC.com

Hotel Accommodations:
Millenium Hilton
55 Church Street
New York, NY 10007


To make a reservation, call 888/273-0734.
Please note that when making reservations, refer to the FDNY Medical Conference in order to get the special group rate.
Special Code : FDMSOC

1 King Bed Deluxe Room – $199.00
2 Double Beds Deluxe Room – $229.00

Transportation from the Millenium Hilton to the FDNY academy will be provided.
To receive special FDNY rates, please register by April 26th.

Link to the hotel

Airports –
from closest to furthest from the training academy = LGA, JFK and Newark

Where is Randall’s Island and the FDNY Academy?



NYC Fire Academy
11 Randall’s Island
New York, NY. 10035

Directions from Staten Island
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 13 East. Cross the Goethals Bridge to the Staten Island Expressway I-278 East.
Remain on I-278 E across the Verrazano Bridge. Take the Gowanus Expwy (I-278 E) and merge onto the Brooklyn Queens Expwy (I-278 E).
Keep left at the fork and follow signs for RFK (Triboro) Bridge I-87 Bronx.
Keep to the right on the RFK (Triboro) bridge and follow signs for the Randall’s Island exit towards Wards Island. Exit to the right after the toll booth and follow signs for the FDNY Training Academy.
Directions from the Bronx and Westchester
Take Hutchinson River Pkwy south to exit 4S, I-95 South. Keep right at the fork to continue to I-95 S.
Follow signs for I-278 W Bruckner Expressway. Take the exit toward FDR/Manhattan. Merge onto the RFK (Triboro) Bridge.
Keep right and take the Randall’s Island exit towards Wards Islands. Follow sign to FDNY Academy.
Directions from Queens/Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway I-495 West to Exist 22 Grand Central Pkwy to the RFK (Triboro) Bridge. Stay to the right on the RFK bridge and follow signs for Randall’s Island towards Ward Island.
Exit to the right after the toll booth and follow signs to FDNY training Academy.
Directions from midtown Manhattan
The only way onto Randall’s Island is via the RFK Bridge (formerly the Triboro Bridge) Take the FDR Drive north to exit 17 (exit is on the left) This will put you directly on to the bridge.

Take to the toll plaza. Exit for Randall’s Island is on the far left as you exit the toll plaza. If using EZ Pass stay towards the left side of the plaza. The exit to Randall’s Island will be in front of you.

If using the cash lanes on the right you will have to get all the way over to your left to get to the off ramp for Randall’s Island. Once at the bottom of the off ramp make a right turn.  Follow this roadway. You will pass through two stop signs. At the second stop sign bear to your left. The entrance to the Fire Academy will be in front of you.
For more information on the
FDNY Medical Special Operations Conference, contact:


Understanding Why EMS Systems Fail

Learn to recognize trigger points that could ruin your system.

West River Ambulance Receives New Rig

West River Ambulance in Hettinger, ND recently received a much-needed upgrade from their 1992 rig. A 2014 Ford/AEV Type III Custom Conversion rig with a 6.8 ...

Unlikely Pairing Leads to Health Care Education Wins

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing and Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) have formed an unlikely pairin...

Know When and How Your Patient Can Legally Refuse Care

Refusal of care straddles the intersection of ethical, legal and scientific domains of prehospital practice.

Reflecting on 35 Years of Innovation in JEMS

Take a walk through the last 35 years of EMS in JEMS.

Readers Sound Off About Glove Use After Patient Care

How often are you susceptible to potentially unclean surfaces?

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect




Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers