Introducing the Weinstein EMS Lecture Series

Introducing the Weinstein EMS Lecture Series

Through the generosity of the Johnston & Weinstein families a fund has been established at the Central New York Community Foundation in the memory of Gail Weinstein, Upstate Emergency Medicine’s former paramedic program director to promote Emergency Medical Services education. Through this generous act, Upstate Emergency Medicine has developed the Weinstein EMS Lecture Series. An annual lecture series focused on providing our Central New York first responders with a learning opportunity focused on patient centered medicine, responder safety, and quality of care.

Our climate has undergone some radical transformations in the not so recent past. First responders are considering what it means to come home safely at the end of every shift. It’s no longer a question of will we see violent acts befall ourselves or crews but, when, when will this occur in my community and impact my agency. Will this happen to me? Am I ready? Unfortunately it’s sooner rather than later. The ever increasing threats have brought us to a cross roads. We are finding ourselves asking how do we handle these violent situations and patient encounters.

Enter Bob Porseky & Shawn Tompkins and Protective Consulting Solutions SAVE Program. A world renowned program focused on how to safely control violent patients in need of medical treatment and how to defend yourself and your partners against unexpected assaults. This hands on, interactive program provides the needed skills to not only identify a violent scene, but also simple techniques that can easily be applied to any aggressive person.


  • Discuss violence in emergency response & personal intuition in improving awareness
  • Recall four signals that identify impending violence
  • Recall the key principles of effective self-defense
  • Demonstrate safe & effective strategies to manage violent behaviors
  • Demonstrate effective strategies to mitigate & defend against assaults
  • Recall key elements for appropriate documentation of violent encounters

We are proud to partner with CNYEMS, American Medical Response and Protective Consulting Solutions to deliver the SAVE Program: Safely Addressing Violent Encounters
Two Sessions, seating is limited to 30 per session. Preregistration is required. Find the attached flyer.PDF Icon

November 3rd
Morning Session 0830-1200
Afternoon Session 1300-1630

American Medical Response
101 Richmond Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13202