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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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08:00 - 18:00
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08:00 - 18:00
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08:00 - 18:00
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08:00 - 18:00
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27 Nov
11/27/2023    
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MUST Pre-register to attend! Click HERE to register or scan QR Code on flyer
28 Nov
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 [...]
02 Dec
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 [...]
02 Dec
PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and [...]
04 Dec
12/04/2023    
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
REGISTER HERE for this class TJEMS VILT Training
05 Dec
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 [...]
09 Dec
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 [...]
13 Dec
12/13/2023 - 12/14/2023    
All Day
The Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates [...]
16 Dec
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 [...]
18 Dec
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 [...]
03 Jan
  Part 1 of the Online Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED must be completed online at https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-online before attending this skills session which consists of Parts [...]
03 Jan
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 [...]
06 Jan
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 [...]
Events on 11/27/2023
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27 Nov 23
Fairfield
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28 Nov
28 Nov 23
Staunton
Events on 12/02/2023
02 Dec
2 Dec 23
Staunton
02 Dec
2 Dec 23
Staunton
Events on 12/05/2023
05 Dec
5 Dec 23
Staunton
Events on 12/09/2023
09 Dec
Events on 12/13/2023
13 Dec
13 Dec 23
Harrisonburg
Events on 12/14/2023
13 Dec
13 Dec 23
Harrisonburg
Events on 12/16/2023
16 Dec
16 Dec 23
Staunton
Events on 12/18/2023
18 Dec
Events on 01/03/2024
03 Jan
3 Jan 24
Staunton
Events on 01/06/2024
06 Jan

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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