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Upcoming Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Workshop PDF Print E-mail

j0423044The Council will host a Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) workshop July 29th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the Council's Training Center. Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is one of the four Power Therapies recognized as effective in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This workshop is open to anyone interested including those on the Council's CISM Team. More 

Council Announces New AHA Training Center Coordinator PDF Print E-mail

elizabethThe Lord Fairfax EMS Council is pleased to announce the return of Elizabeth (Boyd) Lorenz as the AHA Training Center Coordinator! Elizabeth served previously as the TC Coordinator from February, 2009 until September, 2010. TC Coordinator Announcement

Plan of the Month! PDF Print E-mail

stroke picAre you familiar with all the regional plans and policies? Starting in February, we'll highlight a different plan in the hopes that you'll take a closer look! The Council is currently working on a training program surrounding all the regional plans and we hope to offer it soon to all the agencies in the region. Our plan for the month of February is the Regional Stroke Triage Plan. The Regional Stroke Triage Plan augments the State Plan by establishing a uniform set of criteria for the pre-hospital and inter-hospital triage care and transport of acute stroke patients within the Lord Fairfax Emergency Medical Services Council region. More


Council to Host OMD Workshop PDF Print E-mail

On March 20, 2013, the LFEMS Council will host a Workshop for Operational Medical Directors from 10am-3pm at the Council office. Others with an interest in emergency medicine are also welcome to attend. More

Pearson Vue Testing Center PDF Print E-mail

The Council is pleased to announce that our Pearson Vue Testing Center is now up and running as of today for not only National Registry EMT testing but a wide variety of other computer-based tests. To access the Pearson Vue website, click here.

Congratulations to Council employees! PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to Samantha Meade for celebrating her one year anniversary as the Council's AHA Training Center Coordinator this month! Also celebrating this month is Tracey McLaurin, serving as the Council's Executive Director for 5 years & belatedly in October, Janet Spilewski celebrated 4 years as the Council's Administrative Assistant! Thanks to you all for your dedicated service to advancing EMS & CPR in our region!

VPHIB Migration to NEMSIS Version 3 PDF Print E-mail


In July 2013 the VA Office of EMS VPHIB minimum data set will be migrated from the current VPHIB version 2 (v2) minimum data set and standards to the VPHIB version 3 (VAv3) data set and standards.  All Virginia EMS agencies will need to migrate from v2 to VAv3 between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.  As of January 1, 2014 VPHIB will no longer accept EMS data in the current version 2 format. More

NEW VA EMS Regulations PDF Print E-mail

Wondering what's in the newly approved Virginia EMS Regulations? Check out the VA Office of EMS website's page including a summary of the changes. More

Reinstatement of EMT-B Optional Skills PDF Print E-mail

After extensive review with the VA Office of EMS and the Operational Medical Directors within the region, the EMT-B Optional skills program will continue in the region. Memo re: Reinstatement of EMT-B Optional Skills


Suspension of Optional Skills PDF Print E-mail

On July 11, 2012, the Lord Fairfax EMS Council’s Medical Direction Board voted to suspend the EMT-Basic optional skills. In the opinion of the Office of EMS, EMT-B providers are only allowed to “assist” patients with their own prescribed drugs with the exception of an EpiPen®, EpiPen Jr® and oxygen which are supported in the Scope of Practice and current Regulations. The optional skills are not part of the EMT Basic curriculum.

Memo regarding Suspension of Optional Skills


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