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Central Shenandoah EMS Council, Inc. (CSEMSC) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation which provides regional EMS planning and technical support services and American Heart Association First Aid, CPR and AED training to its five cities and five counties, eleven towns and many public agencies within its boundary. Localities served by the Council include: the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham.  The region mirrors the boundaries of Virginia’s Sixth Planning District which covers a geographic area of 3,439 square miles with a population of over 290,000.  This makes the region the Commonwealth’s largest planning district, geographically speaking, and fifth largest in terms of population. The member EMS agencies include non-profit, government and commercial services with a mixture of both paid and volunteer staff. Council funding is largely based upon a contract with the Virginia Department of Health’s Virginia Office of EMS for those services provided to the region that fall within their statewide plan and role. Other funding comes from the Council’s American Heart Association Community Training Center which provides First Aid, CPR and AED training to the local community as well as oversight of a large AHA CPR Instructor base which stretches from the Northern Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke and Danville in the south and over the mountain into Albemarle, Charlottesville, Green and Madison counties. In 2018, the Council entered an agreement with the Virginia Office of EMS to become the Commonwealth’s first Regional Office of EMS, in which operations and oversight will be directly provided by Virginia Office of EMS Staff, with collaboration and regional planning by the CSEMSC Board of Directors and regional committees. Established in 1979, the Council continues to facilitate regional planning and implementation of the regional EMS system in the Central Shenandoah Valley.

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29 Jan
Intended audience: For healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and [...]
29 Jan
01/29/2024    
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
You must REGISTER HERE to attend   TJEMS Jan VILT
30 Jan
Beginning October 31, those wishing to attend virtually will need to access via MS Teams. Due to the current financial situation at OEMS, we will [...]
03 Feb
American Heart Association’s core HeartSaver classroom courses are for those with little or no medical training.  These video based, instructor-led courses teach participants critical skills [...]
06 Feb
The AHA’s new BLS Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2020 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both [...]
12 Feb
American Heart Association’s core HeartSaver classroom courses are for those with little or no medical training.  These video based, instructor-led courses teach participants critical skills [...]
15 Feb
02/15/2024    
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-Registration is required REGISTER HERE VCUEMS EMS VILT Flier 02-15-2024 Geriatric Trauma for EMS
19 Feb
02/19/2024    
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LifeEvac is hosting Hugh Cline, PA-C from the Evans-Haynes Burn Center, on Monday, February 19th from 6-8pm for a Management of Burns IN-PERSON lecture. Register [...]
24 Feb
The AHA’s new BLS Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2020 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both [...]
26 Feb
02/26/2024    
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
REGISTER HERE Feb VILT
28 Feb
Part 1 of the Heartcode ACLS Course must be completed online at https://shopcpr.heart.org/courses/acls before attending this skills session which consists of Parts 2 (practice) and [...]
28 Feb
Intended audience: For healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and [...]
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RSS Virginia Office of EMS

  • Drug Kit Regulations Reminder April 19, 2024
    April 19, 2024 The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of EMS (OEMS) is continuing to keep Agencies, Councils and EMS providers informed on the current conversation regarding the future of the hospital-based Drug Kit Exchange program in Virginia. As we have shared in a previous memo on April 2, 2024, federal regulatory changes will require […]
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