Regional Award logoThe Council is seeking the best & brightest among us this year! Do you know an EMS provider who goes above & beyond every day? Do you know a physician who assists EMS providers with education & interacts often with the providers they encounter in the ED? How about a nurse who's always there to assist & can be counted on anytime they're on shift. You can nominate them for a regional EMS award. The deadline to submit nomination forms is Tuesday, May 31. Click here to see a complete list of categories

John PetrieThe Council is pleased to announce the addition of Kendra Sours to the staff as the new AHA Training Center Coordinator. You may remember Kendra previously worked for the Council as the EMS Systems Coordinator from 2012-2018. Kendra is a Nationally Registered Paramedic along with holding instructor certifications in BLS, ACLS, & PALS. Kendra will begin her tenure on Nov 1, 2021. 

The application period for the Second Phase of the ESO Transition Hardware Special Initiative grant opportunity began on August 2, 2021. OEMS will accept applications from eligible organizations submitted through E-GIFT before 5 p.m. EDT on September 03, 2021.
For additional information about the ESO Transition Hardware Special Initiative please read the full grant cycle announcement memo. 
pdf ESO Transition Hardware Special Initiative – Phase 2 Announcement Memo (277 KB)

229368371 4966182356742074 4335094604412521799 nRegistration is now open for the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium in Norfolk, VA! The symposium will be held from November 3-7, 2021 with more than 300 classes and 13 course tracks available. For more information & to register, click here

symposium text logo stackedBecome a sponsor of the Virginia EMS Symposium and help to provide an “Education for Life.” In order to make the Virginia EMS Symposium program successful and to keep costs low for our EMS providers, the VA Office of EMS needs your support! More