On Wednesday, June 11th the Council presented the annual Regional EMS Awards in ten different categories at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department. These winners will go on to compete for the state awards later this Fall. The winner of this year's $1,000 scholarship for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior was presented to Christopher Clark, a member of the Shawnee Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. Christopher is now attending Richmond University and hopes to become a Trauma Surgeon one day! More
The Lord Fairfax EMS Council just announced a 24 hour EMT-Basic refresher session scheduled for this Fall ! To go directly to the registration page, click here.
On August 6, 2014 members of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Ebola a public health emergency of international concern. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) [also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever] is one of the world’s most virulent diseases and is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected symptomatic person or through exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions. Below is the document released by the VA Office of EMS that EMS providers and agencies can use to help them understand the disease and how it might affect EMS in Virginia. VA Office of EMS Ebola Advisory
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is in the final stages of implementing their new web-based RSAF grant system, known as E-Gift (EMS-Grant Information Funding Tool). This system will be required for the NEXT RSAF grant cycle beginning on August 1, 2014 with the deadline being September 15, 2014. The E-Gift will replace the Consolidated Grant Application Program (CGAP), the software program used in the past and will automate the grant process by using a web-based system to pre-populate agency data making the grant process easier to navigate. More
Registration is now open for the 35th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium. This year's symposium will feature over 250 courses at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott November 5-9, 2014. We hope that you can take advantage of this wonderful educational opportunity.
To register or for more information, click here.
October 06, 2014 (12:00 - 16:30)
October 09, 2014 (17:00 - 18:00)
October 11, 2014 (08:00 - 12:30)
October 13, 2014 (08:00 - 16:00)
October 14, 2014 (17:00 - 21:30)