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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.



Criminal Background Checks

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.5 of the Code, any person who, on or after July 1, 2013, applies to be a volunteer with, or employee of, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency must submit fingerprints and provide personal descriptive information to be forwarded by the Office of EMS along with his fingerprints through the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) of the Virginia State Police to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the purpose of conducting a state and national criminal history check.  For more information, please check out the OEMS website.

New Recertification Process

Virginia Office of EMS grants extension of certification expiration as part of the new recertification process to providers whose certfication between December 2013 and March 2014.  Please click READ MORE, to learn more about these important changes.


MSHA Restocking Changes

Mountain States Health Alliance is making some changes to their current medication kit exchange policies and procedures for EMS agencies in Russell, Smyth, and Washington counties as well as the City of Norton.  Please see the attached memo outlining these changes.


EMS Photo Submissions

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council are very proud of the service provided by our region’s EMS agencies and personnel.  We want to take advantage of every opportunity to promote the excellent care provided by our region’s heroes.  To assist, we are asking that you submit photos of your EMS agency and/or providers and authorize us to use those in various promotional capacities.  Preference is given to photos which show EMS agencies and/or personnel in action.  You may submit your photo by clicking on this link.

Latest Events

December 11, 2014 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Virginia High School
January 08, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
February 12, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Green Valley Baptist Church
March 12, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Abingdon High School
April 09, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
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