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Upcoming Regulatory Change effective November 24, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

During the 2013 session of the General Assembly, several bills were introduced and subsequently passed to amend the Code of Virginia permitting certified EMS personnel acting within their scope of practice to administer drugs and devices pursuant to an oral or written order or standing protocol. The Board of Pharmacy adopted these changes within their regulations and effective November 24, 2014, the Virginia EMS Regulations will change to reflect those changes in the Board of Pharmacy regulations to remove the requirement of a practioner's signature for any drug administration, patient assisted medications or invasive therapy. 2014 Signature Removal Memo 11172014


 

 
Statement Issued by the VA Office of EMS PDF Print E-mail

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.                                     Statement Regarding Governor's Savings Plan and EMS


 

 
EMS-Grant Information Funding Tool coming soon! PDF Print E-mail

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


 
Virginia EMS Symposium PDF Print E-mail

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

  


 

 
Come Join Us! PDF Print E-mail

The Lord Fairfax EMS Council will hold its Annual Meeting & Regional Awards program Wednesday, June 11, 2014 beginning at 6:30pm. Please RSVP by Monday, June 9th to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .        Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation Invite 


 
FBI Background Checks Coming Soon! PDF Print E-mail

Please review the updated information concerning FBI background checks that states that 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.  More 


 
Nominations now being accepted! PDF Print E-mail

Do you know a hero among us? Someone truly passionate about EMS? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Regional EMS Awards program so don't delay, nominate them today! The deadline for nominations and scholarship applications is May 23, 2014 at 4:00pm. All awards will be presented at the annual dinner June 11, 2014 in Front Royal. More 


 

 
LFCC Offering ALS Scholarship PDF Print E-mail

The Lord Fairfax Community College is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a full-time or part-time student at the college. Eligible participants include those enrolled in the A.A.S. degree in EMS or the career studies certificate program in EMT-Intermediate ot EMT-Advanced. The deadline is April 1, 2014. To enroll, click here.                                LFCC ALS Scholarship 2014 


 

 
WMC Contract with Lifenet to End PDF Print E-mail

A letter from Jeffrey Behneke, Director of the Valley Health Heart and Vascular Service Line Operations was released yesterday to EMS Providers within the Council's region announcing the end of their contract with Lifenet effective March 14, 2014 at midnight. Until a new option is chosen, providers should continue to use the e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call STEMI notifications into the ED Communications Center.        Memo from WMC RE Lifenet Contract 


 

 
Basic Public Information Officer Training PDF Print E-mail

The Council is pleased to host G290: Basic Public Information Officer training May 7 & 8, 2014 at the Council's Training Center. This is a rescheduled date from the March dates. The registration deadline is April 30, 2014 and the prerequisite is completion of IS29: Public Information Officer Awareness course available online. To register, click here


 

 
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