We know many of you have hearing about the budget issues occurring within Virginia. As a result of the budget crisis within the Commonwealth, the Office of EMS has been informed that the position of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Coordinator has been eliminated. However, while the position has been eliminated, the CISM program will continue. The OEMS Emergency Operations Division will incorporate the functions of the CISM program into current division staff to ensure the continuation of service. Carol Morrow has taken a lateral transfer to the position of Technical Assistance Coordinator within the Office of EMS and will begin this position on November 25, 2008. At that time we ask that all inquires regarding CISM be directed to Karen Owens at 804-888-9100.
Please do not hesitate to contact the OEMS Emergency Operations Division with any questions or concerns.
Emergency Operations Division Manager