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.
2020 Virginia EMS Symposium Call for Presentations Open Until Jan. 31, 2020!
The 41st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium, Nov. 11 – 15, 2020, is one of the nation’s premier educational opportunities for EMS providers and Registered Nurses to obtain continuing education. Each year, more than 1,600 registrants choose from 360 different programs over the 5-day event. National and local educators participate to make this event one of the top prehospital educational opportunities in the country. Please note that due to costs, all out-of-state speakers are expected to present a minimum of four 1 hour classes or the equivalent. Virginia speakers should expect to do two classes at a minimum. More >>
Make the Call Campaign
This job is difficult and stressful. Some days are amazing, leaving you with a smile on your face. Some days are not. That's where the “Make the Call” campaign comes in. Our goal is to remind first responders and those who know and love them, that it is okay to make the call. It is okay to reach out for help. Download the media
toolkit today. 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 >>
National Registry Recertification 2.0 Process - Revised 10-18-2019
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 2020 certification cycle are utilizing the 2016 NCCP requirements. More >>
Volunteer EMS Agencies Bulk Fuel Purchases
In 2018, HB1170 was passed, allowing fire companies as defined in §27-6-01 or volunteer emergency medical services agencies as defined in §32.1-111.1 that are recognized by an ordinance to be part of the safety program of a county, city, or town to utilize state contracts to directly purchase motor fuel without seeking approval from the governing body of such county, city or town. More >>