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2016 Regional EMS Awards Picnic

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The ODEMSA Regional Awards and Family Fun Day is not just for the winners of our Regional Awards.  ODEMSA invites all EMS Providers and their families to enjoy a fun day of fellowship with your peers. This year's event will be held, again, at the Metro Richmond Zoo on August 6, 2016.  If you would like to attend, please register here.  

The Zoo has extended a significant discount to our providers and family members. Admission of $8.50 will get you general admission to the zoo, a delicious lunch, and a seat at the ODEMSA Award Ceremony to honor our region's best. Also, you'll get to hang out with the awesome ODEMSA Staff!

New ODEMSA Team Member

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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.

Please feel free to contact her at anytime if you need assistance. Megans contact information is: E-Mail- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Office phone 804-560-3300, Office Fax – 804-560-0909.  We welcome her to our ODEMSA TEAM!! 

Snake Bite Treatment

Snake Bite Treatment

snakeIt's that time of year when we see an increase in snakes moving about. Last year was a record year for Copperhead sightings in Virginia, and 2016 is estimated to be worse. Let's refresh ourselves on snakes common in Virginia, identifying features, and pre-hospital treatment.

Snakes do serve an important ecological function in the environment. All snakes are beneficial; they eat rodents and insects. Snakes seek solitude and are usually non-aggressive. Most of the time, bites occur because the snake feels threatened, or they are trying to protect themselves or their eggs. This might occur when stepping on a snake, reaching for something that is near a snake, or encroaching on an egg nest.


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

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A special thank you to Bon Secours for supporting ODEMSA in this project!

Upcoming Events

STEMI Steering Committee
July 28, 2016 (08:00 - 09:30)
Stroke Steering Committee
July 28, 2016 (09:30 - 11:30)
Southside EMS Sub-Council Meeting
August 02, 2016 (19:30 - 21:30)
CISM Committee
August 04, 2016 (18:30 - 20:30)
Medical Direction Committee
August 11, 2016 (08:00 - 10:00)
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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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