Whether an EMS agency is career, for-profit or volunteer-based, it’s still a business. EMS agencies are in the “business” of providing quality pre hospital patient care to millions of Virginians on a daily basis.
Additionally, all EMS agencies in Virginia are required to conform to the Virginia EMS Regulations (12VAC5-31) in order to operate, and provide service to it’s community.
The purpose of the Virginia Standards of Excellence (SoE) program is to identify and recognize EMS agencies that strive to operate above the standards and requirements of the Virginia EMS Regulations (12VAC5-31). The evaluation addresses several areas that collectively make up the operations of an EMS agency from several perspectives.
Virginia Agencies of Excellence: