The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is responsible for planning and coordinating an effective and efficient statewide EMS system. Our programs and services are designed to assure quality prehospital patient care, from when the call is received by the 911 center to the delivery of the patient to the trauma center or hospital.
Symposium Registration Now Open!
Plan to attend the 38th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium, Nov. 8 – 12 in Norfolk, Va. The largest EMS training event in the state and one of the largest in the country, offers more than 360 classes and 13 course tracks to help fulfill your continuing education needs. These courses are also applicable for nurses and physicians. More >>
Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct (REPLICA)
The Nation’s first EMS Compact announces date for first official meeting where the interstate commission will be seated More >>
Summer EMS Bulletin
The summer edition of the EMS Bulletin is now available for download. Learn more about the Va. EMS Symposium, Changes to Virginia CE Requirements, Interim Guidance on Safe Transport of Children by EMS, FirstNet, Nasal Naloxone Grant Opportunity and More >>
On November 21, 2016, the State Health Commissioner, the Virginia Department of Health Professions and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services announced that the opioid addiction crisis is a public health emergency in Virginia. More >>
Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies – NO COST Grant Opportunity for Licensed EMS Agencies
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is announcing a NO COST grant opportunity to licensed EMS agencies for nasal naloxone to be administered by EMS personnel. More >>
New National Registry Recertification Process
This Quick Guide has been developed to assist Virginia providers who are certified with National Registry to complete their recertification application based on the new National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). Virginia transitioned all providers to the 2012 NCCP recertification requirements on July 1, 2016. More >>