Spring 2019 RSAF Grant Cycle Open

The Financial Assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations.  All RSAF applications MUST be submitted via the web-based E-Gift Application portal. Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS […]

Skyline Drug Taskforce: “State of our Community: Opioids”

Please join the Skyline Drug Taskforce to discover the impact of opioids on our community at this regional forum.  Special guests include: law enforcement, a physician, an individual in recovery, and the Chief Deputy Commissioner of Health for the Virginia Department of Health.  For more information call: 332-3806 or visit: www.valleyprevention.com.  

OEMS Opens Special Call Education Coordinator Institute

Please see the following message from Greg Neiman, BLS Training Coordinator at the Virginia Office of EMS In consultation with our IT folks, it appears we are still a few months away from full implementation of the mentorship process, primarily due to the internal testing that will be required. As a result, the Office is […]

Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

Please see the following memo from the Department of Homeland Security’s US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US_CERT) regarding Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams. US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey.  

Virginia Response to Hurricane Harvey

With the continuously unfolding impacts of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and surrounding states, the Virginia Office of EMS would like to post some reminders about disaster assistance.  As EMS providers, we understand that you want to help and that you may feel compelled to want to travel to areas impacted by a major disaster.  We […]

Governor McAuliffe Announces EMS Advisory Board Appointments

Governor McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees listed below have been named to the EMS Advisory Board and will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. Samuel T. Bartle, MD* of […]

Augusta Health ED Construction Update

      August 18, 2017 Dear Providers, On Monday, August 21, there is work scheduled to begin in the parking drive lane outside the ED to dig a trench and install a new sanitary line. The work will take place in (7) phases beginning at the intersection of the Medical Center Circle ring road. […]

The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking in Virginia

87.8 percent of sex trafficking victims surveyed reported a recent health care visit – but they weren’t IDd as a victim by the provider. You could change a life.  Join us for a CME event to learn the common indicators of sex trafficking, how to identify victims and how to help. Seating is limited. Child sex trafficking […]

Updated List of Approved EVOC Programs in Virginia

The Office of EMS is pleased to announce the NAEMT EVOS program is now a recognized program meeting the requirements as defined within the Virginia EMS Regulations. Please direct questions to your Program Rep or Michael Berg, Manager of Regulations and Compliance for the Office of EMS (Michael.Berg@VDH.VIRGINIA.GOV).

UVa Health System to Offer Continuing Education @ CSEMS

Central Shenandoah EMS Council is pleased to announce that the University of Virginia Health System’s Pre-hospital Education program has offered to partner with CSEMS to provide continuing education programming in our region beginning this fall. The UVa Pre-hospital Education program will begin by offering Category 1 hours at the CSEMS Training Center for ALS and BLS […]