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New Ambulance Safety Standards and Remounts

The Office of Emergency Medical Services has issued clarification regarding the impact of New Ambulance Safety Standards on remounted ambulances. The guidance confirms that the new ambulance standard s also apply to remounted ambulances. The full article memorandum from Michael Berg, Manager of Regulation and Compliance, can be icon Memo Remounts Final.

EMS Strong Called to Care 5K



The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is proud to announce our EMS STRONG Called to Care 5K. The event will support our regional EMS provider health and wellness program designed to keep our region's heroes safe and healthy so they can continue to serve our communities. The EMS STRONG Called to Care 5K will be held Friday, May 20, beginning at 7:30 pm on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA.



Regional EMS Plans

This is a reminder that the most recent version of 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 are posted to our website and available for download.  To review or download plans, please click on this link.

Public Comment on DDNR Regulations Now Open

The Office of Emergency Medical Services would like to remind EMS agencies and providers that public comment is now open for the Periodic Review for the current DDNR Regulations. You can find the draft regulations by clicking this link: http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewPReview.cfm?PRid=1392. The review period ends on August 17, 2015.

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.


Latest Events

August 11, 2016 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Green Valley Baptist Church
CTS Site
September 08, 2016 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
CTS Site
October 13, 2016 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)

Bland High School

November 10, 2016 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Green Valley Baptist Church
CTS Site
December 08, 2016 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
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