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Are YOU Ready For A Disaster PDF Print E-mail

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 PDF Print E-mail
     !!!  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.




Regional Award Winners- 2017 PDF Print E-mail


       ODEMSA is Pleased to Annouce our 2017 Regional Award Winners 


ODEMSA congratulates all of our award winners. The winners we recognize every year do not ask us to honor them. They don’t do it for the accolades.  We know they prefer to go quietly about their business of saving lives every single day.  But it is important for us to recognize these amazing and selfless individuals because without their service and sacrifice, our citizens would have no one to rely on in their time of great need.


Each of them are now automatically nominated for the 2017 Governor’s EMS Award, and they will each be recognized at the 38th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium during the Awards Banquet.


RSAF Deadline Sept 15 PDF Print E-mail

 grants-1Grant season is upon us!!  This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) grant is Sept 15, 2017 at 5 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for your agency to seek financial assistance for your many needs.  The application can be obtained from the Virginia Office of EMS website.


The grant application process can be intimidating, so we would like to offer our assistance.  If you have questions regarding the process or are not quite sure how to properly complete the application, please feel free to contact ODEMSA for help.  If you would like ODEMSA to review your application prior to submission, you are welcome to call our office to make an appointment.


Good Luck !!

Facebook Promotion PDF Print E-mail

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




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