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.
ALERT! System Downtime Message
All EMS databases will be down for maintenance on Sunday, May 20 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Thank you for your patience while we complete these updates to the system.
Celebrating National EMS Week, May 20-26, 2018
During EMS Week, we recognize the dedication of 35,195 EMS providers and 600 agencies in Virginia. We commend their continued commitment to the citizens of the commonwealth and to the EMS system. We are especially thankful for their life-saving efforts, not just during this week but every day! More >>
New EMS Education Coordinator Program
The new EMS Education Coordinator program launched February 1, 2018. Those wishing to become an EMS Education Coordinator must complete an online application to initiate the process. 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 >>
EMS Scholarship Program
The Virginia Office of EMS is pleased to announce the new EMS Scholarship Program for students enrolled in initial EMS certification programs. Learn more about scholarship opportunities. More >>
Nasal Naloxone – RESTOCKING for EMS Agencies – NO COST Grant Opportunity for direct replacement of Nasal Naloxone
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is announcing a NO COST grant opportunity to licensed EMS agencies for restocking of nasal naloxone to be administered by EMS personnel. More >>
National Registry Recertification 2.0 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 National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). All providers recertifying in the 2018 certification cycle are utilizing the 2012 NCCP requirements. More >>