The 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.
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.
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.
November 12, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
December 10, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)