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Field Coordinator Planning District  15 and 19
Submit a resume and cover letter by close of business October 5, 2018
image2691.gifThe Old Dominion EMS Alliance in Richmond, VA has an opening for a Field Coordinator. Responsibilities include organizing, planning and implementing programs and projects to serve the regional EMS system.  Additionally is responsible for maintaining liaison between ODEMSA and the EMS agencies, hospitals and EMS providers in the assigned area.  The Field Coordinator must possess a thorough knowledge of prehospital medicine, must be able to efficiently and effectively work with EMS personnel and organize programs.  The position requires the ability to work with minimum supervision.  The Field Coordinator will be co-accountable with other ODEMSA staff for training activities within ODEMSA.

Minimum Certification, Education and Experience Requirements:

Certification as an EMT-Paramedic with a minimum of 5 years experience in the delivery of prehospital EMS at the ALS level is preferred.  Current endorsement as a State ALS Coordinator, with a minimum of three years instruction in prehospital education.  A solid working knowledge of computer systems, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc...). Ability to work evenings and weekends and to travel.  Own or have use of a reliable, private vehicle.  Strong ability to organize, plan and coordinate EMS projects and programs.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with career and volunteer EMS providers, hospital personnel and government officials.  Driving record in compliance with ODEMSA policy regarding insurability.

Application Period Ends:  Close of business October 5, 2018

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ODEMSA Online EMT course!

ODEMSA is hosting a hybrid EMT course at Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad and is now accepting applications online!  Click here for the Course Information Packet.


The Online EMT course is designed to be flexible to meet students’ needs.  Instead of committing to 2 or 3 nights per week for several months, not to mention the time on the road to and from class, this class uses a Learning Management System (LMS) to present material. The class does require that students engage in readings and online learning such as video lectures and interactive assignments, but this can be done at the convenience of the student. 



ODEMSA 2018 Drug Box Inventory Form

This is the new drug box inventory form. Hospitals and agencies should use this form going forward. The move to an electronic form was made for many reasons. Notably, it will alow for greater efficiency with both completing and compiling all the inventories in the region. Additionally, the form will send an automatic receipt for your records to verify you have completed you inventory. Thanks for using to new form and we hope you like it!

Inventory Form

ODEMSA is happy to announce that the 18th Annual Regional Council Awards will be held at Kings Dominon on Sunday, May 20, 2018!

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On November 21, 2016, State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. This declaration comes in response to the growing number of overdoses attributed to opioid use, including Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid. In light of the growing number of overdoses in Virginia, Virginia’s first responders are at risk for exposure of opioids in the line of duty. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) partnered with the University of Kentucky’s Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to assess the extent of exposure, health effects, and knowledge about protective measures to prevent exposure to opioid drugs among first responders.


In collaboration with the University of Kentucky, NIOSH, and local and regional partners, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has developed a survey instrument to assess the extent of exposure, health effects, and knowledge about protective measures to prevent exposure to opioid drugs. Participation is voluntary and we are hoping to collect all responses by March 1, 2018. The survey shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes and all responses are anonymous.


Opioid Exposure Among Virginia First Responders Survey:

Fentanyl FAQs: Fentanyl Safety Information for First Responders

Upcoming Events

Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
October 25, 2018 (18:00 - 22:00)
Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
November 01, 2018 (18:00 - 22:00)
Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
December 20, 2018 (18:00 - 22:00)
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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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