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Council Seeks Regional Field Coordinator PDF Print E-mail

The Lord Fairfax EMS Council is currently seeking a full time Regional Field Coordinator to work from the Council's office in Winchester. This position is responsible for development and maintenance of effective liaison with EMS agencies, stakeholders, and emergency department personnel throughout the region to strengthen coordination and cooperation in pursuing mutual goals in alignment with the non-profit's objectives. Letters of interest including salary requirements and complete resumes will be accepted until November 30, 2017. Recruitment Announcement Field Coordinator Nov, 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: http://www.emsreplica.org/


 

 
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


 
Annual Report Released PDF Print E-mail
The Council's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016 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 Annual Report FY2016

 
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


 
Performance Improvement Data Requirements Released PDF Print E-mail

The Lord Fairfax EMS Council's Performance Improvement and Trauma Performance Improvement committees have released their data requirements for FY17. ALL licensed agencies are required by their Operational Medical Director to submit the data each quarter. Agencies are also to send a list of providers running calls within their agency at the same time for their OMD's use. All agencies should be receiving an e-mail with the requested data and corresponding deadlines. For more information, click here .


 

 
New Online Scheduling Available PDF Print E-mail

Are you looking to complete a skills session after completing your online American Heart Association CPR training? The Council now offers the ability to schedule & pay for your skills session online! You'll have access to the Training Center Coordinator's schedule and can schedule the date & time most convenient for you. Be sure to print your completion certificate and bring it with you to your appointment! More 


 

 
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