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Council Announces Staff Changes PDF Print E-mail

janet spilewski 1The Council is proud to announce the recent promotion of Janet Spilewski to Office Manager. Janet has been employed with the Council for 4 1/2 years. Interviews are currently being conducted for a new part-time Administrative Assistant position. 


Delay in Changes Regarding Practitioner Signatures PDF Print E-mail

The Virginia Office of EMS encourages you to read the memo regarding the proposed removal of the requirement for a practitioner's signature for EMS providers who perform an invasive procedure or administer a drug. Until changes to the Board of Pharmacy (BoP) Regulations occur, EMS personnel will continue to be required to obtain the signature of the medical practitioner who assumes responsibility for the patient at the hospital on the prehospital patient care report. OEMS apologizes for any inconvenience the delay in the implementation of these changes may cause and we will keep you posted as new information becomes available. More 

Delay in implementation of changes to recertification PDF Print E-mail

The Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) would like you to read an important notice that recently announced changes in the EMS recertification process, pertaining to the elimination of testing requirements or the requirements to obtain a test waiver. This process will be delayed until regulatory reviews can be completed. As of right now, NO changes in the EMS recertification process will occur July 1, 2013. More

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


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