New plan updates have been approved by the Southwest Virginia EMS Council Board of Directors. EMS Performance Improvement plans and documents were approved at the September 20, 2018, meeting of the Board of Directors. Regional EMS plans (including the MCI, Strategic EMS, Stroke Triage, and Trauma Triage plans) are reviewed and revised as needed annually. The most recent versions of these plans, along with our most recent annual report, are posted to our website and available for download.  To review or download plans, please click on this link.  You may also review our most recent Annual Report under the "About Us" menu tab from our website.

The Fall 2018 Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Cycle opens August 1, 2018 and will close on September 17, 2018 at 5:00pm. The RSAF Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations which can be used to purchase EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS providers.

Southwest Va. EMS Council CE Courses

Continuing education is essential to the ongoing professional development of EMS providers. The Southwest Virginia EMS Council offers an annual Category-1 continuing education program at both the levels to support ongoing professional development. Course offerings include 33-hour ALS/BLS refresher training, 20-hour for BLS level, and various ancillary courses (including ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS). You can browse our current CE offerings by clicking on the CE Course listing link.  Registration will be required for all training courses effective 8/23/2018 and you can register on the training calendar click here.  If you have questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. CE courses will be combined both ALS and BLS.

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