Meeting Rescheduled: 26 April, 2017, Stroke Task Force

Meeting ChangeThe Stroke Task Force Meeting originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on 13 April at PEMS is rescheduled for 26 April.  The meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. at PEMS.

Please adjust your calendars accordingly.  Thank you.

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PEMS 2017 Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline for submission of 2017 PEMS Regional EMS Awards Nominations is extended to 4:30 p.m. on 21 April, 2017.  Please act now to ensure that your nominations are received!

The Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc. is actively seeking the nominations of your top performers for the 2017 Peninsulas Regin EMS Awards. We believe that you know best who in each category is deserving of recognition, and we look forward to receiving your timely nominations so they may be suitably honored by their peers.

Winners in each category will be recognized at the 2017 “Celebrate EMS Day” at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg on 27 May, 2017 and will be nominated for the Governor's EMS Awards that will be announced at the 2017 EMS Symposium in November.

Awards include:
Excellence in EMS Outstanding EMS Administrator
Outstanding EMS Agency Outstanding Prehospital Provider
EMS Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Outstanding Prehospital Educator Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children
Outstanding Telecommunications Dispatcher Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety
Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior EMS Call of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness & Response  

Administrators and trainers, please post the 2017 Awards Program Flyer in the public areas of your stations, training and administrative areas.  Please help us to make each of your personnel aware of this opportunity to recognize our own.

Please act now!  Make sure that your providers and peers are recognized by taking five minutes to complete a nomination!

If you have any questions or desire further information, please contact us at 804-693-6234 or click here to email.

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4th Annual "Celebrate EMS" Day at Busch Gardens Registration Open!

 

Join us for a day in the park, including an all you can eat picnic lunch and the 2017 Regional Awards Ceremony in the Black Forest!

Discount tickets and the picnic buffet vouchers are available at https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/peninsulas/en/4th-annual-celebrate-ems-day-at-bush-gardens for you and your family members.  (Current pass holders must still register in order to get their free meal voucher.)  Again this year we are receiving  Free Parking for our guests!

For those members of our EMS community who are working on the 27th, your park tickets can be used on the 28th or 29th of May.  Of course we will miss you at the picnic lunch and Awards Ceremony!

Special Offer:  Before you leave the park, bring your event ticket to Guest Services to upgrade to the Fun Card (good for pass admittance until Labor Day) for only $15!

Tickets are limited so...


Please click on our poster to print and post in your common areas or Click here to download the poster to put up in your agency.

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PEMS Welcomes our New EMS Field Coordinator - Clinical Care

Seth Craig ID Photo 5The Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. (PEMS) is pleased to announce the newest member of its professional staff.  On April 10, 2017, Mr. Seth Craig, IV, will join the team as the Council’s EMS Field Coordinator – Clinical Care.  In this critical position, Mr. Craig will work with our Medical Advisor’s Committee (MAC) to help define the regional standard of EMS care.  Additionally, he will oversee a variety of day-to-day clinical functions to include the development, implementation, and coordination of the Regional Treatment Protocols, Policies and Procedures. We are confident he will be an excellent clinical resource for our regional EMS system.

Seth is a Virginia and National Registry Paramedic and works in both the Lancaster County Emergency Services and Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue organizations. He has a diverse background in volunteer and career EMS service and has formerly worked as both an educator, and forensic scientist. He serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Rappahannock Community College EMS Program and his formal education includes a BS in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Richmond, and an MS in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida.

The Board of Directors and staff of the Peninsulas EMS Council are excited about Seth’s passion for science-based clinical excellence and his commitment to education. Working together we will ensure that all our citizens and visitors will enjoy the benefits of a coordinated, efficient and effective EMS delivery system, regardless of where they live on the Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula or Northern Neck.

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OEMS Special Initiative Grant Opportunity for Initial Certification Courses - TIME SENSITIVE

12VAC5-31-2860, EMS System Initiative Awards – FUNDING GRANT OPPORTUNITY Open April 4, 2017 through April 25, 2017 (deadline)

The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is announcing a NO MATCH grant funding opportunity that is available to reimburse non-profit EMS agencies for enrollment costs for initial EMS certification programs.  The funding is for programs that start on or after January 1, 2017, and before June 30, 2017, and is based on the OEMS pricing structure, application due by April 25, 2017.

All information available on the OEMS website at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/administration-finance/rsaf-grants-program/

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