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.
As of 1 p.m., April 11, 2019, the phone system and fax machine for the Virginia OEMS went down for an undetermined period of time due to the ongoing construction. Should you need to contact OEMS staff, please use the primary phone number 804-888-9100. If you are unable to reach an employee’s voicemail, please be patient as there may be a delay in response. The best method of contact during this time is via email at: www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/oems-information/contact-ems/office-of-ems-staff-listing/. If you are in need of VPHIB support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 >>
Fall 2018 Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies Grant Opportunity
Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies is a NO COST grant opportunity for licensed EMS agencies to receive Nasal Naloxone between November 26, 2018 and March 29, 2019. All licensed EMS agencies are eligible to apply for Nasal Naloxone regardless of prior funding status. Eligible applicants may apply through E-GIFT to have the Naloxone shipped at NO COST to their agency. 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 >>
National Registry Recertification 2.0 Process - Revised 12-15-2018
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 2019 certification cycle are utilizing the 2016 NCCP requirements. More >>