Yates County EMS Selects Air Methods Ascend to Provide Online Training for First Responders


Air Methods Ascend program provides state-of-the-art online clinical education

PENN YAN, NY, Feb. 12, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Yates County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has selected Air Methods Ascend’s online programs to provide additional training for its emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and medics.

Located in the Finger Lakes Region of the State of New York, midway between Pennsylvania and Lake Ontario, Yates County serves a population of almost 25,000 across four incorporated villages and nine townships. The County’s EMS is comprised of 10 fire departments and four transporting ambulance corps with over 400 volunteer fire fighters and paramedics.

“Our priority is ensuring our staff is equipped with the highest level of education and training possible to help improve patient outcomes when responding to emergencies,” said Yates County Emergency Services Operations Manager David Dowdle. “Ascend’s online programs give our staff the flexibility to complete these courses at their own pace and help ensure we are providing the safest and most effective care to patients.”

Ascend’s offerings of innovative online education programs include Critical Care Review and EMS Review, which are designed to help flight and critical care clinicians as well as emergency medical responders seeking to advance their training, help improve emergent patient outcomes and meet their continuing education needs. Courses meet certification requirements for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC).

Ascend’s in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class educators, state-of-the-art tools, and cutting-edge technologies to help pre-hospital and critical care clinicians build their knowledge, enabling them to operate at the top of their licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements. Education programs include advanced manikin-based simulation and virtual reality training that mirror real-world patient care scenarios, building life-saving skills and confidence.

“We are excited to partner with Yates County EMS and offer our online training programs to their EMTs and medics,” said Dr. Stephanie Queen, Air Methods Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. “Our online programs will provide them with the latest clinical techniques and practices to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

Learn more about the Ascend education program here.