Monday Mention: Fluvanna County Rescue Squad

Monday Mention! 
Fluvanna County Rescue Squad, Inc. (FCRS), is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation and has been providing EMS services to the Citizens of Fluvanna County, Virginia, since 1970. We have approximately 25 volunteer members assisting in the delivery of basic and advanced life support care for the citizens of Fluvanna County and surrounding communities. FCRS also works with a private ambulance service to ensure EMS coverage to the citizens 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2017, FCRS provided emergency care for over 1300 EMS calls. FCRS operates three ambulances at basic, trauma, and paramedic levels and houses two duty stations within the County. We also provide excellent training and continuing education opportunities to all members. Our mission is to provide the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care to the citizens of Fluvanna County in their time of need. For more information about Fluvanna County Rescue Squad, Inc., please email Chief Mayo at

Monday Mention November 5, 2018

Starting our new Monday Mention with Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad or CARS. Monday Mention: CARS or Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad. 
CARS is a volunteer rescue squad with approximately 160 active members. We have been serving the community continuously since 1960. We are a member of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads assigned to District I. CARS operates eight advanced life ambulances (medic units), three advanced life support quick response cars (zone cars), two heavy rescue trucks (squads), a water rescue truck with two boats, a technical rescue truck, a collapse rescue trailer, a command car, a mass causality incident truck and a special events bicycle response team with support trailer. All current apparatus is owned by the department and was purchased primarily with funds raised through donations from our community.
You can learn more about CARS by going to

UVA Health System August 11-12/Rally Event EMS Information

As we frequently do with larger events in Charlottesville, the UVA Health System is preparing for the weekend of August 11-12 for the potential of an influx of people to the area.  As part of our preparedness we will be increasing our staffing levels and security.  In the event of a mass casualty or heightened security alerts, there will be changes to the traffic patterns accessing the hospital, including the potential to open the front hospital lobby for intake of ALL patients, including via ambulance.  To maintain control of the hospital and the immediate exterior of the hospital, three stages of control will be utilized for vehicle traffic on Lee Street.

Traffic Control Staging

Stage 1 (Basic Preparedness)

· Traffic flow as normal on Lee Street and other Medical Center roads.

Stage 2 (Elevated Concern)

·Traffic flow is restricted to one way traffic only on Lee Street.  Please access Lee Street through JPA. The flow of traffic will be in the NE direction from JPA to 11th Street. 

Stage 3 (High Security)

·         Traffic flow is closed to public. 

·         Only emergency vehicles permitted

Traffic flow is restricted to one way traffic only.  Please access Lee Street through JPA. The flow of traffic will be in the NE direction from JPA to 11th Street. 

Activation of Lobby Triage

·         Activation of Lobby Triage is independent of Traffic Control Staging

·         Activation of Lobby Triage will be communicated via UVA Medcom email/fax and Twitter @uvahealthnews

· Ambulances will be directed to enter Lee Street through JPA

· With activation of Lobby Triage - ALL ambulances transporting to the UVA Emergency Department will enter into the Main Hospital Lobby Entrance, unload stretcher for brief assessment of Lobby MD Triage and receiving area Team (see diagram)

·         Lobby Triaged RED: Remain on EMS Stretcher with EMS crew, go through Lobby Left Doors towards East Elevators to ED or OR per Lobby MD Triage

·         Lobby Triaged YELLOW: Removed from EMS Cot and placed on hospital litter/wheelchair located on the outside of Lobby. 

·         Lobby Triaged Green: Enter Lobby through Lobby Right Doors, removed from EMS Cot and placed on hospital litter/wheelchair

·         Ambulances should be immediately moved into the current 3 lanes designated for ambulance drop off outside the current ED entrance.  

·         Re-supply, drug-box exchange and cleaning of EMS equipment will take place via mobile carts located inside the doors of the ED Ambulance entrance, outside the EMS room.    

Lobby Operations – Ambulance Flow

Security & Weapons

·         Additional security will be at all barriers and in the lobby area. 

·         It is highly advisable to check for weapons prior to arrival.  Security will wand all patients prior to entering the lobby. 

·         Medical Center Policy prohibits possession of weapons on university property except by law-enforcement personnel.

Re-Supply of EMS

Our goal is to get units back in service in an expedient manner.  We will have personnel with mobile carts located in the ambulance drop-off area including:

·         Limited amount of drug boxes available outside EMS Room for exchange

·         Extra supplies including, trauma dressings, IV tubing, IV fluids, IV catheters, etc.

·         Cleaning products and trash receptacles

·         Additional immobilization supplies – NOTE: This will be taken from the cache of immobilization supplies left at the ED.  It is expected that after the event, equipment not belonging to your agency be returned in exchange for your own equipment.

UVA - EMS MCI Communication Plan

This plan is ONLY for UVA to EMS communications.  Communications concerning normal area MCI information will be communicated via your Emergency Planners, Dispatch Centers and Agency Leadership.

Stages of Traffic Pattern, Lobby Operations, Diversion, Resume Normal Operations

Questions? Please contact Val Quick or Jim True at 434-989-4859.


ASHI Advanced Bleeding Control Course

ASHI Advanced Bleeding Control Course for UVA-Culpeper Hospital and have some seats still open. Attendees must register and can do so via the link below. The course is free of charge and open to the public / first responders/ law enforcement or others interested. Save the date: July    31, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM .                                                                                                                    UVA-Culpeper Hospital (Hospital Board Room), 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701

The information is as follows:

UVA ED Entrance Changes

There are some key changes happening over the next couple of months.

Starting Monday July 16, 2018 - Phase 1 UVA Ambulance Entrance will begin ahead of schedule.  During this phase, the fence will be moved and the parking configuration will change.  We foresee 5 units diagonally parked in what is now 2 through lanes, plus 2 smaller units under the current canopy (BACKED IN), and two more where law enforcement currently parks.  The power is relocated to the brick column at the drive through.   The duration of this reconfiguration is July 16, 2018 - August 30, 2018.

On July 27, 2018, work will start to remove the Lee Street crane. This will be accomplished by bringing in 52 flatbed trucks to build a crane, to build another crane to take down the current structure (yes, 2 cranes to be built). This is to all be completed by 0600 Monday morning July 30, 2018. Attached is another PDF showing the closure of Lee Street from 11th to just beyond the ambulance entrance alcove. All ambulance traffic will need to enter the ambulatory entrance for the ED. The Lee Street garage will be closed during this period and can only exit out the 11th street means. The sidewalk in front of the Lee Street Garage will be open so one can come from the 11th Street garage to access the main hospital. There will be signage in-place. Ambulances will need to enter from the JPA side of the complex. Unfortunately, ambulances will need to nose in diagonally and then back out to leave

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