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.
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In Memoriam: Kent Jules “Curly” Weber, 2 August 1923 – 24 February 2017
The Virginia’s Emergency Medical Services Community lost its Grand Old Man this last Friday, as he finally submitted to a protracted illness at age 93. 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 >>
Trauma Center Fund Announcement
Important information for the Virginia Trauma Care Community regarding the Virginia Supreme Court Rule 1:24. 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 >>
Town Hall Meetings to Discuss the Future of Intermediate-99
The Office of EMS has scheduled town hall meetings across the Commonwealth to discuss the future of Intermediate-99. More >>