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Regional Announcements

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.

Office Hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
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30 Oct
10/30/2023    
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
"Becoming Dementia Capable: EMS Provider Call to Action Monday, October 30 from 7pm-9pm REGISTER HERE Oct VILT
31 Oct
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 [...]
01 Nov
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 [...]
01 Nov
11/01/2023    
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pre-Registration is required  at https://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0082-0003-8a53ff0f12df4676a45376da4a24f5e3   VCUEMS VILT EMS Continuing Education -Stroke Emergencies    
03 Nov
11/03/2023    
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Part 1 of the Online Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED must be completed before you attend class on Friday. Please make sure you are completing First [...]
04 Nov
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 [...]
AMLS Provider Course (Full Course
AMLS: Advanced Medical Life Support is the leading course for prehospital practitioners in advanced medical assessment and treatment of commonly encountered medical conditions. Taught across the [...]
10 Nov
11/10/2023    
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scan QR code and use registration code EMS23
10 Nov
11/10/2023 - 11/12/2023    
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WVEMS Council in partnership with LewisGale Hospital Montgomery will be hosting a mini-symposium on November 10 – 12th at our New River Valley Office location (Pulaski [...]
11 Nov
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 [...]
13 Nov
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 [...]
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 [...]
Events on 10/31/2023
31 Oct
Events on 11/01/2023
01 Nov
1 Nov 23
Staunton
Events on 11/03/2023
03 Nov
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04 Nov
Events on 11/08/2023
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10 Nov
10 Nov 23
Fairlawn
Events on 11/11/2023
10 Nov
10 Nov 23
Fairlawn
11 Nov
11 Nov 23
Staunton
Events on 11/12/2023
10 Nov
10 Nov 23
Fairlawn
Events on 11/13/2023
13 Nov
Events on 11/27/2023
27 Nov
27 Nov 23
Fairfield
Events on 11/28/2023
28 Nov
28 Nov 23
Staunton
Events on 12/02/2023
02 Dec
2 Dec 23
Staunton
02 Dec
2 Dec 23
Staunton

RSS Virginia Office of EMS

  • Virginia Office of EMS Update February 14, 2024
    We’ve got some important updates to share with you as we continue to improve the operations and financial standing of the Office of EMS. Collaborating and communicating with our partners in the EMS community is an essential part of this process. We want to keep you informed as we continue to accomplish our goals within […]
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