VA OEMS & CSEMS Seeking Program Manager

The Virginia Department of Health Office of EMS in conjunction with the Central Shenandoah EMS Council is recruiting for the position of Program Manager for the CSEMS region. Questions regarding the position can be directed to CSEMS President Gary Critzer at or OEMS Assistant Director Scott Winston at Please click on the enclosed […]

UVA Prehospital Program Offering Advanced EMT Course – Fall 2019

Register for pretest here: Questions: Erica Wood or James True 434-924-8484

Certadose Memo

Epinephrine for EMT Providers In The CSEMS Region To: CSEMS EMS Agencies From: Asher Brand Subject: Epinephrine Auto Injectors And Certadose Date: 6/17/19 This memo is to clarify an earlier communication from CSEMS regarding Certadose and Epinephrine Auto-injectors. Certadose is an alternative for trained EMT’s to provide Epinephrine to children and adults with anaphylaxis.  It […]

Certa Dose Train-the-Trainer Class at Central Shenandoah EMS Council

This class is intended for EMS agency appointed trainers that will conduct in-house Certa Dose training at their respective agencies. This class is not a provider class. Location: The class will be held at the Central Shenandoah EMS Council When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Time: 7pm to 9pm Registration at

2019 Regional EMS Award Winners Announced

Central Shenandoah EMS Council, Inc., honored the dedication and commitment of its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers at the Council’s Regional Awards Ceremony June 12, 2019, held at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. “Congratulations to all the CSEMS Regional EMS Award recipients for their dedication to providing daily lifesaving services,” said CSEMS President, Gary Critzer. […]

YOU ARE INVITED! – 2019 CSEMS Annual Picnic & Regional EMS Awards

RSVP not required, but appreciated in order to efficiently plan food and space accommodations accordingly. Please email Dawn Varner if you plan to attend along with the number of guests as soon as possible at:

Drug Shortages at Carilion Stonewall Jackson – D50% and Sodium Bicarbonate

Carilion Stonewall Jackson hospital pharmacy is experiencing shortages of dextrose 50% and sodium bicarbonate. Prefilled syringes for both medications are unavailable, but a limited supply of substitute kits requiring medication preparation will continue to be stocked. Click here for the shortage memo with full details.

Office Closed in Observation of Memorial Day; Monday, May 27, 2019

EMS Day at Busch Gardens; Saturday, May 18, 2019

Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc, Riverside, Bon Secours, Sentara and VCU Medical Center invite you and your family to EMS Day at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA. Join us for a day in the park with an all you can eat picnic buffet in the Black Forest and help us celebrate the 2019 Regional EMS Award winners. […]

Virginia OEMS Offering EMS Officer I Course Hosted by CSEMS

16 Continuing Education Hours EMS Officer 1 is targeted for the entry-level officer serving as the Crew Leader or AIC. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage EMS agency operations and administration. FREE Registration– Virginia OEMS is proud to offer this no cost course in continued efforts of EMS […]