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Regional Awards Nominations Sought

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is seeking nominations for the 2015 Regional EMS Awards.  The annual program recognizes outstanding contributions by members of the EMS community.  Winners are nominated for the 2014 Governor's EMS Awards.  For more information, or to submit a nomination, please follow this link.

State Communications Committee Opening

911_logoThe Communications Committee of the Virginia EMS Advisory Board’s mission is to review and recommend policies on EMS communications and coordinate the development and implementation of communications and associated technology that support EMS operations at the local, regional and state level.

The committee has a vacancy and is looking for a representative from the PSAP/9-1-1 community with a strong background in public safety communications. This includes all aspects of public safety communications with an emphasis on emergency medical dispatch training and implementation. An ideal candidate will also have knowledge and/or experience in emergency medical services.



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Ebola Response Guide

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council has released guidance for EMS response to suspected ebola patients. The attached EVD Response Guide is provided as a resource to help EMS agencies and PSAPs in dispatch and response to suspected EVD patients. As information changes, this guide will be updated, so please be sure to refer back periodically for the latest information.

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2014 Governor's Award Winners

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is proud to announce three winners of the 2014 Regional EMS Awards have received 2014 Governor's EMS Awards in their respective categories. Bill Akers, Bland County Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Ron Passmore were all recognized at a ceremony held on November 8, 2014, at the Virginia EMS Symposium, for their outstanding contributions to EMS.


 


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Clarification on Governor's Budget Reduction Plan

Gary Brown, Director of the VA Office of EMS, released a statement clarifying the impact to Emergency Medical Services in the Commonwealth in regard to the recent announcement of Governor McAuliffe's FY2015 Savings Plan. To read the complete statement, please click the READ MORE link below.


 


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Latest Events

May
CTS
May 14, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Green Valley Church
June
CTS
June 11, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Virginia High School
July
CTS
July 09, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
August
CTS
August 13, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
September
CTS
September 10, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
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