Silverback Distillery Helping Those Who Help Others – Donates Hand Sanitizer to CSEMS During COVID-19

Silverback Distillery Donated Hand Sanitizer to CSEMS to Distribute to Regional EMS Agencies Silverback Distillery is helping those who help others by donating to the early and overwhelming need of extremely limited to non-existent available supply of hand-sanitizer. They prioritized making and donating their supply to healthcare workers, hospitals and emergency responders. This Small, Family […]

CSEMS Office Staff Working Remotely – Available by Email and Phone; Office Staffed by Appointment Only

CSEMS Limiting Face-to-Face Contact Pursuant to Emergency Order 53 from Virginia’s Governor, the CSEMS office of the Virginia Office of EMS will be taking steps to limit face-to-face contact, by adhering to Social Distancing. The Office will be Staffed by Appointment Only The office will be staffed by appointment only. All staff have been transitioned […]

CSEMS CISM and Peer Support for First Responders in the Time of COVID-19

You are normal people experiencing common reactions to unprecedented events During this time of the COVID-19, citizens are asked to stay at home and keep their distance from others to prevent contracting this highly contagious disease. However, in spite of these dangers, first responders are always on call, ready to answer every single emergency call […]

Preceding Protocol: COVID-19 Precaution – All Providers and Patients are to Wear a Mask

Effective Immediately: All providers and patients are to wear a mask. Asymptomatic, low risk patients may utilize a homemade mask that has been properly cleaned. Providers should wear surgical masks. If COVID-19 is suspected, providers are to wear required PPE as outlined in current COVID-19 Protocol. COVID-19 Protocol is anticipated to include this update in […]

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order – March 30, 2020

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · March 30, 2020 Office of the Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, […]

VDH, OEMS Hiring Program Coordinator – Located at CSEMS: Deadline April 14, 2020

ADDITIONAL DETAILED POSITION INFORMATION AND APPLY ONLINE HERE APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 14, 2020 Job Description The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is currently seeking potential candidates for the Program Coordinator position, which will be located in the Central Shenandoah EMS Council (CSEMS) office. This position serves as a Technical Resource Specialist for […]

Seeking Volunteers to Make Homemade Masks – Help Conserve Precious Reserves of N-95 Masks

We appreciate your interest in helping during this unprecedented time. Unfortunately we’re at that point in this pandemic, that homemade masks are being made to supplement the national shortage of N95 masks and to replace the desperation use of bandanas and scarves. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not suggest cloth material […]

Drug Box Decontamination Process Released

Please review the documents at the link below. We have developed a drug box decontamination process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers should be familiar with the process and will be required to sign a statement that this process has been strictly followed when exchanging drug boxes. Provider Checklist/Flowchart Provider Certification Statement Combined Checklist and […]

Local Fire & EMS Seeking PPE Donations – Masks, Non-latex Gloves, Disposable Gowns for COVID-19

Do You Have Unused PPE to Donate to Your Local Fire & EMS Agencies? As you may have seen through state and federal press conferences, there remains to be a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the nation for Emergency Services and Healthcare Workers in light of the Coronavirus COVID-19. EMS Seeking Local Donations […]

Honeybaked Ham Offers 30% Off to Regional Emergency Services & Healthcare Workers

A letter from Rod and Karen Little and the Honey Baked Team Dear Valued Community Partner, In recognition of the service provided by our local EMERGENCY RESPONSE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, Honey Baked Ham of Harrisonburg is pleased to extend a 30% discount on all hams and turkeys for these hard working people. Honey […]