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2015 Regional EMS Awards

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Do you know someone who is an exemplary EMS provider, outstanding EMS administrator, dedicated emergency nurse or physician?   We're looking for the best of the best and we need your help!  Take a few moments to reflect on the many successes of your organization.  Are there people you should be recognizing?  We think there are!  Your mission is to find and nominate someone for a 2015 Regional EMS Award! 

Click "read more" below to download the Award Application.




RSAF Deadline March16

RSAF Grant Deadline Reminder



Grant season is upon us!!  This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) grant is March 16, 2015 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 the ODEMSA Council to review your application prior to submission, you are welcome to call our office to make an appointment.


The Office of EMS requires all RSAF grants be submitted electronically, via E-Gift submission, by the deadline date and time.  In that regard, if you need assistance submitting your grant electronically please call us.  Don't let this opportunity slip by. 


Good Luck !!

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.

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Jon R. Donnelly

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Jon Reed Donnelly
09-25-1942 – 01-05-2015
         With heavy heart, ODEMSA mourns the death of a true champion of EMS.  Jon R. Donnelly (ODEMSA Executive Director– Retired) passed from this life, surrounded by his family, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Few in EMS today have not felt the influence Jon imparted on our community.

Ebola Resources

Ebola Resource Center- updated 10/29/14


          On August 6, 2014 members of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Ebola a public health emergency of international concern.  To date, the United States has only had isolated cases of the virus.   In response to the intensifying pandemic in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and due to the fact that we have had isolated cases in the United States, the Old Dominion EMS Alliance has established this Ebola Information Portal to quickly link EMS providers and agencies with information and tools to help care for potentially infected patients.



Upcoming Events

STEMI Steering Committee
March 05, 2015 (08:00 - 10:00)
Stroke Steering Committee
March 05, 2015 (10:00 - 12:00)
CEU Metro Richmond (PD15) South
March 10, 2015 (19:00 - 23:00)
CEU Crater (PD19) North
March 11, 2015 (19:00 - 23:00)
ODEMSA Board of Directors
March 18, 2015 (19:00 - 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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