CSEMS Award Patrol Presentations – Watch Facebook LIVE! Office Closed: Visitors Please Make Appointment

Watch Our Facebook Page for LIVE Presentations of 2020 Regional EMS Awards! Please call ahead and make an appointments before visiting the CSEMS Office. There will be times the office will be CLOSED throughout the week as the Regional EMS Awards Patrol will be making presentations to our winners. Thank you for your patience and […]

RSAF Grant Webinar – Application Process Assistance for Fall 2020 Cycle – Weds., August 19, 1:00pm

The Office of EMS will host a technical assistance webinar on Wednesday, August 19, at 1 p.m. to assist applicants with the application process for the Fall 2020 Cycle of RSAF. Please use the information below to register and login to the webinar. This webinar is designed provide prospective grant applicants with an in-depth look […]

VDH, OEMS Hiring Statistical Analyst Sr. (Performance Improvement) – Located at CSEMS: Deadline August 21, 2020

ADDITIONAL DETAILED POSITION INFORMATION ANDAPPLY ONLINE HERE APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 21, 2020 Job Description The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is currently seeking potential candidates for the Statistical Analyst Senior position, which will be located in the Central Shenandoah EMS Council (CSEMSC) office. This position serves as a Performance Improvement Specialist (PIS) […]

COVIDWISE – Use Your Phone to Fight COVID-19: Virginia’s Phone App Available NOW!

Download Virginia’s free COVIDWISE Exposure Notifications app to help protect your community while protecting your privacy. Virginia is the first state in the U.S. to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google. Your Privacy is Protected Enabling exposure notifications is your choice. It can be disabled by you at any time. It must be enabled […]

EMS Showcase Featuring Holographic Simulation & Traumatic Hemorrhage Control – Friday, August 28, 10:00am-5:30pm

Featuring CAE Healthcare and Z-Medica’s QuickclotFriday, August 28, 2020, 10:00am-5:30pm — Sign up Now! (Choose an appointment at the bottom of this page) CSEMS provides a central location for vendors to demonstrate EMS equipment and their capabilities. We want to connect agencies with the latest equipment and resources available. Our goal is to provide access […]

2020 Fall RSAF Grant Cycle Now Open for Applications – August 1, 2020

The Fall 2020 cycle of the RSAF competitive matching grant program began on August 1, 2020. OEMS will accept applications from nonprofit licensed EMS agencies and other Virginia EMS organizations pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 until September 15, 2020. The period of performance for RSAF is 12 months, beginning January 1, 2021. For full details, please […]

HIPAA Misconceptions Create Patient Care Barrier for EMS at Hospitals – Importance of Bidirectional Communication

EMS providers commonly report information barriers at hospitals and other healthcare providers refusing to provide patient information due to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) concerns. Healthcare and emergency service providers are at a clear disadvantage without access to this information and HIPAA is making efforts to promote bidirectional data exchange between EMS and […]

Free COVID-19 Testing by APPOINTMENT ONLY– Stuarts Draft Park: Tuesday, August 4, 7:30-10:30am

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VA OEMS Launches Virtual Instructor-Led Training, VILT – Online Training & CE

It’s here! Virtual Instructor-Led Training, VILT Virtual Instructor-Led Training, or VILT, is an online classroom where the student and instructor are in different locations and communicate entirely through the cloud. Through this simulated learning experience, students have the benefit of a hands-on learning experience that improves knowledge retention. The Office of EMS and Certified Education […]

City of Waynesboro Emergency Communications Center Adds Text-2-911 Feature

The City of Waynesboro Emergency Communications Center has added the capability of receiving 911 Emergency Calls by Text. The City of Waynesboro Emergency Communications Center has added the capability of receiving 911 Emergency Calls by Text. Commonly referred to as Text-2-911, this technology allows anyone with a text capable cell phone to text 911 to […]