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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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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.

Latest Events

April
CTS
April 09, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
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
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