Lord Fairfax EMS Council Protocols July 2017 FINALThe 2017 version of the Council's Pre-Hospital Patient Care Protocols became effective October 1, 2017. For questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Council office at (540) 665-0014. A committee of representatives from each jurisdiction meets regularly to review current protocols and makes recommendations for changes and additions to the Medical Direction Board which consists of the Operational Medical Directors within the region along with other stakeholders. 

UPDATE: The Council now offers an app for protocols available both on the Apple app store & Google play store for Android devices. Search on "Lord Fairfax", or LFEMS, or use this QR Code.QRCode 2

pdf Lord Fairfax EMS Council Protocols 11222017 (4.89 MB)

pdf Lord Fairfax EMS Council Administrative Policies and Procedures 11222017 (1.76 MB)

pdf LFEMS Authorization to Practice (103 KB)

NEW!  pdf LFEMS Medication Assisted Induction Guidelines Final 12152017 (218 KB)

pdf LFEMS Box Inventory 2017 (147 KB)

pdf LFEMS Drug Exchange Form 2017 (36 KB)

pdf WMC Expiring Drug Exchange Form (364 KB)

The authorization requirement for ALL EMS providers within the Commonwealth is defined in the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations as follows:

"EMS personnel as defined in ยง 54.1-3408 of the Code of Virginia may only provide emergency medical care while acting under the authority of the operational medical director for the EMS agency for which they are affiliated and within the scope of the EMS agency license. Privileges to practice must be on the agency's official stationery or indicated in the agency records which are signed and dated by the OMD."