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Council Announces Next EMT Course PDF Print E-mail


The Council is now accepting applications for its next EMT program set to begin Monday, April 23, 2018 and scheduled to finish Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Successful completion will allow students to be eligible to sit for the National Registry certification exam, also offered at the Council. The course will be held at the Luray Fire Department and space is limited. More

Release of MAI Training for Paramedics PDF Print E-mail

maiThe Lord Fairfax EMS Council has released training for its new Medication Assisted Intubation (MAI). This training is intended for all Paramedic level providers within the Council's region who plan to utilize MAI. Two training dates in March have been announced with pre-registration required. This training is mandatory & also includes a refresher on surgical cricothyrotomy. Click here to register


Annual Report Released PDF Print E-mail
The Council's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 is now available for download and viewing! This report is being e-mailed to all EMS agencies in the region. We hope you enjoy learning more about our accomplishments! LFEMS FY17 Annual Report

Council Announces New Regional Field Coordinator PDF Print E-mail

aorndoffThe Lord Fairfax EMS Council is pleased to announce that Amy Orndoff has been selected as the Council's new Regional EMS Field Coordinator. Amy is an EMT-Intermediate EMS provider within the Commonwealth of VA and also an LPN in VA and WV. Regional Field Coordinator Announced Dec 2017


Newly adopted Protocols going live October 1, 2017! PDF Print E-mail
The Operational Medical Directors for the agencies in the Lord Fairfax EMS Council region have endorsed and adopted new Regional Pre-Hospital Standard Patient Treatment Protocols. The newly adopted protocols have significant advancements to provide for an increase in the amount of skills and patient treatment that can be performed by EMS providers within the region. The new procotols become effective October 1, 2017. More

Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact PDF Print E-mail

replica statesThe Nation’s first EMS Compact announces the date of the first official meeting where the interstate commission will be seated. Please read the press release for more information. REPLICA has been signed into legislation in 11 states and the first official meeting of the commission will be held October 7-8, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The notice of public hearing for the proposed rule has been released. The purpose of the proposed rule is to establish a rulemaking process of the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice that substantially conforms to the principles of the model state administrative procedure act of 2010 and subsequent amendments thereto. The Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact web site can be found at:


Council Presents Annual Awards PDF Print E-mail

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 the Council presented its annual Regional EMS Awards 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 Anna Griffin, a member of the South End Fire & Rescue Company. Anna is planning to attend Old Dominion University this fall and hopes to work in the healthcare field! More


New CPR Classes Just Announced! PDF Print E-mail

New Healthcare Provider & Heartsaver CPR classes have just been announced for May thru August! For a complete listing, click here.


Important Epidemic Advisory PDF Print E-mail

An update on the current opioid epidemic was provided to the Virginia EMS Advisory Board by Dr. Marissa Levine, Health Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Health. It was noted that the current trend in overdose cases continues to be on the rise around the state. Opioid Advisory

FDA Bans Powdered Gloves PDF Print E-mail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that Powdered Surgical Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. Consequently, the FDA is banning these devices. More


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