Fire Chief: Corrective Measures In Place

Submitted by Jeff McCrobie, Fire Chief

OSWEGO, NY – Since early 2010 the New York State Department of Health has been investigating complaints involving the Oswego Fire Department.

The fire department was notified in a letter dated June 29, 2010, that they were found to be in violations of section 3031 of the Public Health Law and a regulation addressing documentation requirements for advanced life support systems.

A plan of correction was to be submitted by no later than July 22, 2010, and in fact was submitted and accepted by that date.

All of these violations noted above, had to do with documentation issues of Pre-Hospital Care Reports.

As a department, we acknowledge the deficiency in our past system and have taken several corrective measures that we outlined to the state.

These measures are now in place and we are confident that our system has improved.

There are still open cases with the New York State Department of Health that will not be commented on at this time.