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Medical Command

The UPMC Prehospital Care Program provides medical command for over 30 advanced life support (ALS) services.



All forms can be mailed or faxed to the Prehospital Care Program. Please contact us for more information.

Medical Command Base Station: Physicians

The Base Station Medical Command video is available for online viewing. This video is designed for emergency medicine physicians who have made their first application to give medical command. It prepares physicians to communicate with EMS personnel and reviews the rules and regulations for giving medical command.

If you have any questions about Base Station Medical Command, please contact Brian Fullgraf, EMS Specialist.

 Video Viewing Time
Part 1 29 minutes, 16 seconds
Part 2 25 minutes, 7 seconds
Part 3 18 minutes, 55 seconds
Part 4 20 minutes, 36 seconds
Part 5 26 minutes, 12 seconds
Part 6 33 minutes, 23 seconds


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