Thermometer Snowflake iconPer regional training guidelines, training events or test sites are canceled if public schools are closed in the host locality due to weather.  Because of that, the CE Course scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, at Lebanon Lifesaving Crew has been canceled due to inclement weather.  A makeup date will be scheduled due to the cancellation.

RSAFnaloxoneThe Virginia Office of EMS has opened a special grant opportunity for EMS agencies.

Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies is a NO COST grant opportunity for licensed EMS agencies to receive Nasal Naloxone between November 26, 2018 and March 29, 2019. All licensed EMS agencies are eligible to apply for Nasal Naloxone regardless of prior funding status. Eligible applicants may apply through E-GIFT to have the Naloxone shipped at NO COST to their agency. 

For more information, please see the OEMS website

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.

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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