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  • February 07, 2018 7:45 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Megan Jones
    Emergency Vehicle Operator
    EMSStat EMS
    Norman, Oklahoma

    Megan joined EMSStat in August 2016 and has been a great employee since. She is the kind of person every supervisor wishes they could duplicate.

    Megan sets an example for other employees by always having a smile and a can-do attitude. She never complains about any tasks assigned to her.

    Megan is one of those folks that arrives early for work, then waits to make sure everyone shows up before she leaves in order to keep ambulances in service.

    Megan was one of the EMTs chosen to fill in on a regular crew schedule and work the regular shift for that crew. She has been able to balance her work and school schedule to keep herself focused.

  • January 31, 2018 4:42 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    This week, OKAMA board leaders Rebecca Williamson, Jimmy Johnson, and Angie McLain visited Washington, DC to advocate for the renewal of the vitally important ambulance Medicare add-ons. Rebecca, Jimmy, and Angie each also hold leadership positions in the American Ambulance Association.

    Check out a picture of them in action on OKAMA Facebook!

  • December 20, 2017 9:47 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Wishing Oklahoma EMS providers and their families a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for all that you do for our state!

  • November 22, 2017 12:01 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Happy Thanksgiving from OKAMA! Thank you for your selfless service to the citizens of Oklahoma. (And an extra special thanks to all who are on duty over the holiday.)

  • October 25, 2017 7:59 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Registration is now open!

    Mass Casualty Disaster Management Conference
    November 16–17
    Norman Regional Porter Campus

    Download the brochure, or complete and return this registration form to sign up!

    Watch the conference video►

  • August 21, 2017 12:58 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    On September 28th the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and the Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) will be co-hosting a Supervisor SimLab at the EMSA headquarters in Tulsa starting at 9:00 a.m.

    Members of either the AAA or OKAMA will receive the discounted rate of $175.00. Because of the timing of this co-hosted event OKAMA will not hold a Fall Conference in 2017. We hope all of you take advantage of the excellent educational opportunity that this SimLab provides geared toward the development of EMS Leadership.

    Detailed information on the course and registration information can be found at either the AAA website or at the OKAMA website.

  • July 18, 2017 4:50 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Check out OKAMA in action in the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Newsletter! This month's issue features an article about Dr. Robert Evans receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Association. Congratulations, Dr. Evans!

    Read Now >

  • June 29, 2017 4:49 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Please be advised that Ford has issued a recall of late-model Transits. 

    From the Ford website:

    • Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 400,000 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus vehicles with medium, long and extended wheelbases and chassis cab/cutaways with medium wheelbases to replace the driveshaft flexible coupling.
    • In the affected vehicles, continuing to operate a vehicle with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power while driving or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake applied. In addition, separation of the driveshaft from the transmission can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines. A driveshaft separation may increase the risk of injury or crash.
    • Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
    • Affected vehicles include 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Jan. 17, 2014 to June 15, 2017.
    • The recall involves approximately 402,462 vehicles in North America (370,630 in the U.S., 2,361 in federalized territories, 3,217 in Mexico and 26,254 in Canada). The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S15.
    • Based on the field data, Ford does not expect the current flexible couplings to deteriorate sufficiently to result in driveline separation in vehicles with less than 30,000 miles. Hence, for affected vehicles with under 30,000 miles or vehicles that have had a driveshaft or driveshaft flexible coupling replaced within the last 30,000 miles, no alteration or interim repair is required until the vehicle or replaced flexible coupling reaches 30,000 miles. At that point, the customer should schedule an appointment with their dealer for the interim repair to be performed.
    •  For affected vehicles with more than 30,000 miles, the interim repair will consist of replacing the driveshaft flexible coupling every 30,000 miles until the final repair is available and completed. Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the flexible coupling replaced immediately at no cost. When the permanent repair is available, owners will be notified that they may schedule an appointment with their dealer to have either a redesigned flexible coupling with a modified driveshaft bracket and shield or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint installed at no cost.

  • June 21, 2017 2:12 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Thanks to Ray Simpson for sharing this FDA Bulletin with OKAMA!

    Due to the ongoing critical shortages of injectable drugs used in critical care, FDA is alerting health care professionals and emergency responders of updated dates through which some of these injectable drugs, manufactured by Hospira Inc, a Pfizer company, may be used beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration date. To help ensure patient safety, these products should have been — and should continue to be — stored as per labeled conditions.

    Hospitals that have the following lot numbers in stock will be able to use them through the corresponding new use dates to help with supply. As data on additional emergency syringe products and lot numbers become available, this list can be expanded.

    Further information is found here. Please contact CDER Drug Shortage Staff at drugshortages@fda.hhs.gov with questions regarding these tables.

    View the list of medications►
  • June 21, 2017 2:10 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Check out OKAMA's Facebook page for photos of Oklahoma Ambulance Association member organization Stars and Hosts in Washington, DC!

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