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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 


 
Nominations now being accepted! PDF Print E-mail

Do you know a hero among us? Someone truly passionate about EMS? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Regional EMS Awards program so don't delay, nominate them today! The deadline for nominations and scholarship applications is May 23, 2014 at 4:00pm. All awards will be presented at the annual dinner June 11, 2014 in Front Royal. More 


 

 
LFCC Offering ALS Scholarship PDF Print E-mail

The Lord Fairfax Community College is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a full-time or part-time student at the college. Eligible participants include those enrolled in the A.A.S. degree in EMS or the career studies certificate program in EMT-Intermediate ot EMT-Advanced. The deadline is April 1, 2014. To enroll, click here.                                LFCC ALS Scholarship 2014 


 

 
WMC Contract with Lifenet to End PDF Print E-mail

A letter from Jeffrey Behneke, Director of the Valley Health Heart and Vascular Service Line Operations was released yesterday to EMS Providers within the Council's region announcing the end of their contract with Lifenet effective March 14, 2014 at midnight. Until a new option is chosen, providers should continue to use the e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call STEMI notifications into the ED Communications Center.        Memo from WMC RE Lifenet Contract 


 

 
Basic Public Information Officer Training PDF Print E-mail

The Council is pleased to host G290: Basic Public Information Officer training May 7 & 8, 2014 at the Council's Training Center. This is a rescheduled date from the March dates. The registration deadline is April 30, 2014 and the prerequisite is completion of IS29: Public Information Officer Awareness course available online. To register, click here


 

 
Council Announces New CentreLearn Online CE Program! PDF Print E-mail

centrelearn logoThe Council is pleased to announce the addition of online CE now available thru CentreLearn for EMS providers within the region! This new pilot program will initially begin for a period of one year at a reduced cost. More 


 
Last Call for EMS Providers Needing Protocol Training Update PDF Print E-mail

2013 protocolsThe Council in partnership with Frederick County Fire & Rescue Department will offer a Protocol Training class for ALL EMS providers within the region that still need to be updated to the new Protocols released in August of this year. The class will be held January 12, 2014 & you can click here to register for the training


 
FREE Family & Friends CPR Now Being Offered PDF Print E-mail

1736-inter-photDo you know someone that wants to learn CPR but they don't need a certificate? The Council now offers a free monthly class for Family & Friends CPR. This 2 1/2 hour class includes adult hands-only CPR; Adult AED use; Child & Infant CPR; and adult, child, and infant relief of choking. This class does not provide certification for CPR. Check out our complete calendar of classes here


 

 
Breast Cancer T-Shirts Still Available! PDF Print E-mail

breastThe Council will continue to sell the new "EMS for a Cure" T-Shirts acknowledging breast cancer awareness even thought October is ending! Come by today or call to get yours! Even though the month is ending, we'll still continue to send all proceeds of the sales to help rid us all of this dreaded disease! Call the Council to reserve one or stop by today! They're available for $17 with $3 additional for shipping if needed. 


 

 
CPAP Adapter Advisory PDF Print E-mail

With the new protocol equipment that was distributed to all agencies within the Lord Fairfax EMS Council region, there should have been a 22mm double female adapter included. The rationale for this adapter is to give you the ability to administer a nebulizer treatment through the Boussgniac CPAP System. If you receive a different CPAP device when doing equipment exchange, this set-up may not work. If you are receiving different equipment, please contact the Council. More 


 

 
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