RSAF Grant Workshop - Cancelled
30 August, 7:00 pm, PEMS Dunston Room

The RSAF Workshop previously scheduled for this date is cancelled due to lack of sufficient registrations.  

PEMS staff remain available to assist agencies with submitting or reviewing grant applications.  Contact us at 804-693-6234 or click here to email us.

For more information on the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) and to access your E-Gift Portal, please see the following page on the Office of EMS website.  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OEMS/Agency/Grants/E-Gift.htm

The submission deadline for this cycle is 5:00 pm on 15 September, 2016.  No grant applications will be accepted after this date.

Good Luck!

Schedule Change: 08-22-16 CTS Committee Meeting Rescheduled for 08-30-16

 

Meeting ChangeThe CTS Committee Meeting originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on 22 August at PEMS is rescheduled for 30 August, same time and place.

Please adjust your calendars accordingly.  Thank you.

 

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DNVCongratulations to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital on their recent designation as a Primary Stroke Center! 

This represents a huge amount of work on the part of RWRH and their partners and contributes immensely to our regional stroke care system.

 

2016 Riverside Walter Reed Hospital PSCC Certificate Page 1

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Taking Care of Our Own conference logo

EMS, fire, law enforcement, dispatchers, emergency department staff and all other public safety responders face a host of challenges everyday. Among the challenges are burnout, brownout, job stress, PTSD, suicide, personal safety, active threats, diseases and more. To help combat those challenges, the Tidewater EMS Council and the Tidewater CISM Team present Taking Care of Our Own, October 20-23, 2014 in Chesapeake. This conference is for EMS, fire, law enforcement, dispatchers, other healthcare and public safety providers, the behavioral health community and private employers featuring topics on health and safety, stress management, leadership and preventing infectious diseases. More information and register.

Courses include:

  • 3‐day combined ICISF Individual and Group Crisis Intervention Course
  • 2‐day ICISF Advanced Group Crisis Intervention Course
  • 2‐day ICISF Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention
  • 1‐day NAEMT Safety Course
  • 2‐day OSHA Basic Infection Control Officer Course
  • 1‐day OSHA Advanced Infection Control Officer Course
  • 1‐day OSHA Train‐the‐Trainer Course
  • Infection Control Officer Update (presented by Infection Control/Emergency Concepts)
    1‐day Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder course and 2‐day Compassion Fatigue course (Green Cross courses)
    1/2‐day and 90‐minute topics on nutrition, preventing injuries, self protection, team leadership and violent crimes, plus lunch and learn sessions focusing on current threat assessments and more.

The registration fee is $75 for one day, $125 for two days, $175 for three days and $225 for four days. The daily registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and course materials.

The conference will be held October 20-23 at the Chesapeake Marriott Hotel, 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA. A special $89/night rate is available for conference attendees. Reserve hotel rooms here.

Download the schedule: pdf 2016 Taking Care of Our Own Full Schedule (rev 8 8 16) (248 KB)

For questions contact the conference coordinator.

Taking Care of Our Own Conference is made possible by support from the Tidewater EMS Council's Platinum sponsors Sentara Southside Hospitals, Bon Secours Hampton Roads and Medical Transport, LLC along with a grant from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services.

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Fall 2016 RSAF Grant Cycle Is Open!
Submission period opens 1 August, 2016.


27444d9a f1d3 48d0 a596 ac9588dc5943The Financial Assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations.

Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members.

There are some new changes  to bring to your attention!!!!  The content of the information in the application is basically the same, however the format of E-GIFT has changed a bit.  All user guides have been updated on the OEMS website so please inform your agencies to refer to these when applying for their grants.

The biggest change is for non-EMS agencies, they will now be able to add vehicles to their grant application without uploading any additional documents.  This category is for non-EMS agencies that have permitted OEMS vehicles housed at their agency, but might not be licensed under their specific agency name.  Licensed agencies may also used this feature when vehicles are not pre-populated due to the vehicles not being licensed under their specific agency name.  They will be able to ADD VEHICLE under the VEHICLE INFORMATION tab, all information along with screen shots are available in the user guides http://166.67.66.226/OEMS/Agency/Grants/index.htm

Fall 2016 grant cycle opened August 1, 2016. For more information on the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) and to access your E-Gift Portal, please see the following page on the Office of EMS website.  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OEMS/Agency/Grants/E-Gift.htm

PEMS staff are available to assist agencies with submitting or reviewing grant applications.  Contact us at 804-693-6234 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The submission deadline for this cycle is 5:00 pm on 15 September, 2016.  No grant applications will be accepted after this date.

Good Luck!

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