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.


2022 Virginia EMS Symposium Call for Presentations
The 2022 Virginia EMS Symposium Call for Presentations is now OPEN! 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>>

2021 Governor’s EMS Award Winners Announced at 41st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium
On Saturday, November 6, the 2021 Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award winners were announced during the 41st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium and Governor’s EMS Awards ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia. These awards, given in Governor Ralph Northam’s name, recognize outstanding EMS providers and organizations from across the Commonwealth for their demonstrated level of excellence and dedication to the EMS system. more>>

National Registry Recertification Process - Revised 10-1-2021
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 2022 certification cycle are utilizing the 2016 NCCP requirements. More >>

Covid-19 Transmission Risks, Infection Prevention & Control
The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of EMS is proud to present Dr. Brooke Rossheim, MD, MPH, a Public Health Physician Specialist on the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Testing Team guidance for COVID-19 Transmission Risks, Infection Prevention & Control for licensed Virginia EMS agencies. More>>

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>>

AmbulanceTrauma Center Designation and COVID-19
Pursuant to federal and state emergency declarations, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and at the direction of State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services is suspending all triennial trauma center verification visits scheduled to take place during 2020 (provisional trauma centers are excluded from the one-year extension.) More >>

AmbulanceEMS Transportation of Patients to Alternate Sites White Paper
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services is providing guidance in the form of a white paper to both EMS agencies and facilities considered to be allowable destinations for ambulance transports under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance during the current Coronavirus pandemic. More >>

A Message From OEMS Director Gary Brown
The Virginia Office of EMS thanks you for being on the front lines in helping to serve our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Gary Brown, Director of the Office of EMS, provides a COVID-19 update message to all EMS providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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 >>

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1-800-523-6019 (VA only) • 804-888-9100 (Main Office)
804-888-9120 (Training Office) • 804-371-3108 (Fax)

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