EMT Course Starting Monday, August 3 - Mon/Wed 6:30-10pm & Some Sundays 1-5pm

EMT Course Starting Monday, August 3 - Mon/Wed 6:30-10pm & Some Sundays 1-5pm

The Thomas Jefferson EMS Council will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course starting Monday August 3, 2015 at our office, 2205 Fontaine Ave, Suite 303 Charlottesville, Virginia.

When: Monday and Wednesday evenings, some Sunday afternoons
Times: 1830 (630 pm) – 2200 (10 pm) Monday and Wednesday, 1300 (1 pm) – 1700 (5 pm) Sundays

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41st Annual National EMS Week May 17-23 2015

41st Annual National EMS Week May 17-23 2015

National EMS Week is being celebrated May 17-23.

This year’s theme is “EMS STRONG.”  The EMS Strong campaign (www.emsstrong.org) seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide.

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Congratulations to Our Regional Excellence in EMS Award Winners!!

Congratulations to this years winners who exemplify excellence in EMS! And thank you to all who attended the banquet and submitted nominations! 

Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Dispatcher – Taylor Ashley – Charlottesville Albemarle - UVA Emergency Communications Center
Outstanding Contribution to EMS For Children – Piedmont Pediatrics
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety – UVA Prehospital
Outstanding EMS Administrator – Mary Lee Embrey – Nelson County Rescue Squad
Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider – Susan Anderson – Holly Grove Rescue
Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – Dr. William Brady
Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator – Valerie Quick – UVA PreHospital/ WARS/ Scottsville Rescue
Excellence in EMS – Kostas Alibertis - WARS
Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – Elizabeth Scott – UVA Health System/Pegasus Flight Operations
High School Senior with Outstanding Contribution to EMS & $1,000 Scholarship – Julia Hatter – Greene County Rescue Squad
Outstanding EMS Agency - Wintergreen Rescue Squad

You are invited to join the UVA-Medical Transport Network in celebrating EMS WEEK 2015

EVENTS INCLUDE:
MONDAY May 18th, 0800-1100
DONUTS & COFFEE
Doughnuts from Spudnuts
Coffee from Higher Grounds

TUESDAY May 19th, 1100-1400
PIZZA PARTY
Pizza from End Zone

THURSDAY May 21st, 1100-1400
COOK OUT
Hot dogs and hamburgers prepared and served by the UVA Medical Transport Network Leadership

WHERE:
M6 Parking Lot, underneath the Pegasus windsock. This is the parking lot located behind the 999 Grove Street building. SAME LOCATION AS LAST YEAR

Please take a moment during this week to take a break and enjoy a few small gestures of appreciation for the difference all of you make everyday. We hope to see all EMS providers there.

VAVRS EVOC Instructor Course

VAVRS EVOC Instructor Course

Greene County Rescue Squad is planning to host a VAVRS EVOC instructor course in July 2015 in Greene County. The two day weekend course includes Methods of Instruction and the EVOC Instructor course. The class is only for people who would like to be an EVOC instructor.  We cannot move forward and set a date until we have fifteen people interested (GCRS and other agencies).  We must have 15 people by June 1st to make this happen, earlier is better. Once we have the minimum required, then the date and other information will be announced. To be eligible to take this course you must have a current EVOC card and 2 years of experience.  Contact Jack McKeen at jackmckeen@yahoo.com if you are interested.  

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Web Based CE

Web Based CE

The Virginia Office of EMS publishes resources on the availability of continuing education (CE) programs which can be completed online through approved third party vendors.  According to OEMS polices, online CE is only accepted from the following CE vendors as they have applied for and met stringent reporting and course content requirements as set forth by OEMS. Courses completed by providers on non-approved websites will not receive credit towards their certification.

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