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Powhatan Online EMT Class


ODEMSA Hosting a Hybrid EMT Course


All didactic portions of the class are online.  Labs meet every Tuesday at Powhatan Fire Station 2 starting February 6, 2018.  There are also three Saturday courses.  Attendance in 100% of the lab is expected.  For more information, see the Online EMT Class Information Packet


Mandatory first night paperwork meeting Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Powhatan Fire Station 2. 



  1. Must be at least 16 years of age on or before Feb 6, 2018 (no exceptions can be made)
  2. Must have a valid, healthcare provider CPR card. Online-only CPR courses will not meet the requirement. A list of acceptable CPR courses is included in the application packet.
  3. Have access to reliable internet.
  4. A self-motivated learner!

Click here to download the application. Applications must be received on or before Feb 6, 2018. Please contact Megan Young at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 804-560-3300 for more information.



2018 ODEMSA Protocols

ODEMSA is releasing the 2018 Protocols soon!  This is a brand new book and as such we recommend you purchase one or utilize the PDF copy on our website which will be updated shortly. There is a pre-order form for the books in the link below that is accepted electronically. Please be aware this may take a few weeks to process as we will be placing a bulk order at our vendor. A PowerPoint training program will be released within the next two weeks along with some optional in person training dates. If you have any questions please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 804-560-3300.


Please use the link below to pre-order the ODEMSA protocol books


Order Form for ODEMSA Protocol Books



Are YOU Ready For A Disaster

Providers, as you know, the hurricane season is well upon us.  ODEMSA joins you in your concern for the recent victims in TX, and those that are in current hurricane paths.  We know providers, from our region and throughout Virginia, are participating in hurricane missions at multiple disaster locations.  We want to take a moment to remind you to make sure you, and your family, are prepared for any type of disaster.  You CAN NOT help others when you, yourself, are in need.  Your mind CAN NOT focus on your missions when it's worried about family, pets and your home.  We plead you GET A KIT, MAKE A PLAN and STAY INFORMED.   Visit for more information and well prepared checklists.  ODEMSA staff wish well-being to all our providers and their families.  Please take a moment, to take recommended precautions, to assure your safety.




Opioid Exposure Guidelines

     !!!  Hazardous Exposure Alert  !!!

    -Potential Risk to Providers-

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) announced its endorsement of a new American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) document detailing safety precautions for first responders in opioid overdose situations.  To view the document in its entirity click here.




Facebook Promotion

Follow ODEMSA on Facebook!!!

We have a new goal !!  Help ODEMSA reach 1,500 "likes" on our Facebook page.  To promote this, when we achieve our new goal, ODEMSA will randomly choose two people from the 1,500 to receive an EMS Bag ($85 value).


ODEMSA wishes to communicate--not just with the EMS agency leadership, but to the provider on the street. This page, along with our  email list service, will help get information about classes or critical updates out to you, the EMS provider.  Here's to 350 more likes!  Thanks to all who have already "liked" us and have invited friends.           ODEMSA Facebook Page - Click Here




Upcoming Events

Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
December 21, 2017 (18:00 - 22:00)
Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
January 18, 2018 (18:00 - 22:00)
Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
February 01, 2018 (18:00 - 22:00)
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General Information and Mission Statement

The Old Dominion EMS Alliance is one of 11 Regional EMS Councils established within the Code of Virginia, Section 32.1-111.11 to coordinate EMS. Created in 1980, ODEMSA is charged by law "with the development and implementation of an efficient and effective regional emergency medical services delivery system" to include the regional coordination of emergency medical disaster planning and response. It is a corporation under Virginia law and is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit group under IRS Code 501 (c) (3). Mission Statement: The Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance, an integral part of Virginia's Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System, serves to assess, identify, coordinate, plan and implement an efficient and effective regional EMS delivery system within Planning Districts 13, 14, 15 and 19, in partnership with the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board.


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