Office of Emergency Medical Services

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.


Return to Locality Disbursement System and Account Setup
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services has migrated the Return to Locality program and associated documentation to an online, paperless process. This new online portal will allow for jurisdictions to receive funding notifications electronically, report on expenditures online and submit jurisdictional EMS agency utilization of funds.  This portal will require each jurisdiction to set up at least one account to access the system. More>>

EMS Continuing Education Resources
The Office of EMS is proud to provide complimentary online education and support to local Fire and EMS with content spanning all aspects of pre-hospital care. Whether improving your skills or looking for specific EMS education topics for re-certification, we have a one-stop shop for your needs. We are dedicated to providing all EMS providers with quality online continuing cducation in a variety of formats. 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 >>

National Registry Recertification Process
Revised Sept. 11, 2022! 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 2023 certification cycle are utilizing the 2016 NCCP requirements.  More >>

1041 Technology Park Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23059 • Directions
1-800-523-6019 (VA only) • 804-888-9100 (Main Office)

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