CSEMS Region MapCentral Shenandoah EMS Council (CSEMS) provides regional and sub-regional planning and technical support services to its five cities and five counties, eleven towns and many public agencies within its boundary. CSEMS’s member localities are the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham. CSEMS provides many EMS related services to a geographic area of 3,439 square miles with a population of over 278,000 making it the Commonwealth’s largest planning district, geographically speaking, and fifth largest in terms of population. It is located along the I-81 & I-64 corridors in the Central Shenandoah Valley.

Council funding is largely based upon the services offered by the CSEMS council and is received from the local governments, the Commonwealth and the EMS agencies comprising the council. We contract directly 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 local governments that allow CSEMS to offer additional training opportunities within the region that are normally not available in other areas of the state. Also, the EMS agencies themselves provide additional funding support by sharing their return to localities funds ($4-for-life) to support training staff functions so that regional training and equipment can be purchased and directly benefit all EMS providers in the region.

Established in 1979, we have continued to provide facilitation for regional planning and implementation of the regional EMS system. We provide for consistent initial certification courses and continuing education offerings for all EMS agencies within the region. We also have one of the most active training centers in the Commonwealth for the American Heart Association.

Corporate Documents

Additional Corporate Information

  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FIN): 54-1906904
  • Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., (DUNS) Number: 0711-48345
  • Guidestar: Search EIN (54-1906904), or “Central Shenandoah Emergency Medical Services”