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2017 Spring Cycle of the RSAF Grant Program Opens February 1st

The 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. The current cycle application period is open from February 1 to March 15, 2017. The Northern Virginia EMS Council is available to assist agencies with developing or reviewing their application prior to submission. 


  The Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit public corporation, based in Gainesville, Virginia is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director.

EMS Compass

EMS Compass is an initiative to design performance measures that will improve EMS, guide performance improvement, and provide a template for public reporting and accountability.

For more information about EMS Compass:


Regional EMS Resource Directory 

Discover the latest information on regional EMS agencies, hospitals, private ambulance services, air medical services, and much more. The Directory includes information on agencies throughout the National Capital Region.

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Virginia EMS Regulations

Updated Virginia EMS Regulations went into effect January 4, 2016, 2014.

 CLICK HERE for the current Virginia EMS Regulations.

Criminal history record verification is required for all persons affiliating with an EMS agency on or after July 1, 2014.  For all Office of EMS information concerning criminal history verification CLICK HERE.

OEMS Job Posting

Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator

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EMS Agency ePCR Reports computer logo
Click here to find the participating EMS agency electronic patient care reports

Regional White Paper on Crisis Standards of Care:

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    EMS Provider/Instructor Portal  
OEMS is strongly encouraging all EMS personnel in the Commonwealth to log in and complete the registration process for the EMS Provider Portal. This is a new website that provides secure, real-time, online access to a wide range of services offered by the Office of EMS. It includes CE Reports, test eligibility letters, certification exam results, agency affiliation and change of address services.

This new online service will allow OEMS to save money and be more "eco-friendly." They anticipate reducing or eliminating most mailings through the USPS soon. It will only take a few minutes to complete the registration process. So start now at OEMS Provider Portal

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Regional Award Winners

The Northern Virginia EMS Council congratulates the following recipients of the

Northern Virginia Regional EMS Awards for 2016.

Award for Excellence in EMS

William Dwyer, Arlington County Fire Department


Award for the Outstanding EMS Administrator

Kevin Stiles, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department

Award for Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator

Penny Kelly, Falls Church Academy


Award for Outstanding Pre-hospital Provider

Valerie Kusterbeck, City of Manassas Fire and Rescue

Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS

Katie Arnold and Lois Collins, George Washington University Hospital/Trauma Services


Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior

 Hanna DeMeester, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad


Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response

EMS Division Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue

These awards are given to an individual or agency that exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to Virginia’s EMS system.

Click on the following link to see the list of Governor's EMS Awards Recipients for 2015.



EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool

EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.) is a tool designed to improve the safety, quality and consistent delivery of EMS. It collects data submitted anonymously by EMS practitioners. The data collected will be used to develop policies, procedures and training programs to improve the safe delivery of EMS.

Any individual who encounters or recognizes a situation in which an EMS safety event occurred, or could have occurred, is strongly encouraged to submit a report by completing the appropriate E.V.E.N.T. Notification Tool. The confidentiality and anonymity of this reporting tool is designed to encourage EMS practitioners to readily report EMS safety events without fear of repercussion.

Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was established in 1985 to advocate for persons receiving long-term care services to ensure the highest quality of life and care and serves the jurisdictions of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William through their Area Agencies on Aging.

Set Up A PAD Program

This website will help you with any questions you might have about setting up a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program: PAD Program Link

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