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Ramp Closures on Route 37 at WMC PDF Print E-mail

Construction is underway on an extensive upgrade to the Route 37/Winchester Medical Center interchange, which currently provides access to the WMC campus located on the east side of the highway. Beginning Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the two ramps of the southbound lanes of Route 37 at the WMC interchange will be closed. More


 

 
Hospital Hub at Winchester Medical Center PDF Print E-mail

Effective August 1, 2015 Winchester Medical Center will have the capability to view ePCRs via Hospital Hub. Staff at the hospital are in the process of training individuals to use the program. More


 

 
Arrival of new Training Center Coordinator PDF Print E-mail

 jeff waltzThe Council is pleased to announce the addition of our new AHA Training Center Coordinator. Jeff Waltz is a former middle school teacher & previously worked at a corrections facility teaching GED classes to young adults ages 18-21. He & his wife live in Strasburg, VA & just had their first child last week! They named their new baby girl Alaska Mercy & mom & baby are both doing well!

Please join us in welcoming Jeff as he gets his feet wet & gets to know everyone in the coming weeks. His first day will be Monday, March 16th.


 

 
Ebola Advisory for EMS Agencies PDF Print E-mail

ebolaUPDATE!  The guidelines provided by the EMS Council have been updated December 16, 2014. Click here for more information

On October 28, 2014, the Lord Fairfax EMS Council has released a guidance document along with screening guidelines to assist EMS agencies within the region to draft and revise current SOPs to address the possible transport of a patient suspected to have Ebola. Because of the fluid nature of this situation, both documents will be reviewed daily and revised as new guidance from the VA Dept. of Health and the CDC is made available.   . More


 

 
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 


 
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