Regional Award Winners - 2016
We're pleased to present the winners of our 2016 Regional EMS Awards Program. Winners were honored at the ODEMSA Regional EMS Picnic and Awards Ceremony held at the Metro-Richmond Zoo, August 6, 2016.
It was certainly inspiring to see so many amazing individuals and agencies, dedicated to providing the highest level of care in their communities, at the awards gathering. "Winners are recognized, by their peers, for their exceptional contributions made to the Virginia EMS system. The awards are a small token of appreciation for all do to enhance prehospital patient care in the region", said ODEMSA Executive Director Heidi Hooker, during the ceremony. ODEMSA is proud to honor EMS practitioners throughout the ODEMSA Region for providing high quality prehospital care. We ask that you start thinking about your choices for the 2017 Awards Ceremonies.
TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF OUR AWARD WINNERS - Click Here
RSAF Deadline September 15
Grant season is upon us!! This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) grant is September 15, 2016 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.
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 !!
The Old Dominion EMS Alliance in Richmond,VA has a full-time opening for a Field Coordinator. This position primarily provides liaison between ODEMSA and it's EMS Agencies, EMS Providers and Hospitals. Candidates must be motivated, resourceful, able to think and work independently and be creative. The application period will end close of business August 31, 2016 at 5 PM.
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
New ODEMSA Team Member
ODEMSA is pleased to announce the arrival of our newest staff member, Megan Young. Megan began working for ODEMSA on June 6th as our new Full-Time Program Coordinator. Megan will manage most ODEMSA committees, and will be responsible for the Medication Kit and Restocking Program and our monthly newsletter.
Megan is a Nationally Registered Paramedic who has worked in almost every facet of Emergency Medical Services. She began her EMS career at age 15 at King William Vol. Fire and Rescue Squad, a very rural area and stayed there for nine years holding some officer positions. She then worked for an EMS transport agency and from there, to the ER at Memorial Regional Hospital. Her latest employment was as a Firefighter/Medic for another rural county, and since 2006 she has worked for Kings Dominion as an EMS Supervisor. She currently volunteers at Lakeside Vol. Rescue Squad and loves precepting new EMTs.
Megan lives in Mechanicsville and enjoys spending time outside with her two dogs. She is a huge gamer and reads books like they are going out of style. She is also a bit of an adrenaline junkie, her most recent adventure was skydiving with some friends. Megan is settling in, and is considering calling the show “Hoarders” for Adam Alford’s (ODEMSA’s Training Director) office.
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