Archived Issues of the EMS Bulletin


  • Summer 2018
    In this issue…The 39th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium registration announcement, Electronic Certification Card, Child Restraint Systems, New State Health Commissioner, EMSAT Schedule, Hurricane Safety, New Staff and EMS Scholarship Program Update, Pediatric Emergency Transfer Guidelines, Car Seat Law Changes, EMS Week/Fire and EMS Memorial Week, Va. 2018 Assessment, Food Safety, EMSC State Partnership Grant, EMSC to Award Free Symposium Registration, Extreme Heat/Heat-Related Illnesses and EMS Portal Dashboard Feature, Car Safety Resources for Professionals, Calendar of Events, Connect With OEMS.


  • Winter 2017
    In this issue…The 38th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium Event Recap, 2018 Va. EMS Symposium Call for Presentations, EMSAT Schedule, Suspicious Activity Reporting, Governor’s EMS Award Winners, Winter Weather Preparedness, Submit a Nomination for the 2018 Governor’s EMS Awards, Food Safety, Nasal Naloxone Grant Opportunity, EMT Psychomotor Examination, EMS Scholarship Program, Va. EMS for Children EMS Agency Data Collection Survey, Calendar of Events, Connect With OEMS and EMS Challenge Question.
  • Summer 2017
    In this issue…New Changes to Virginia CE Requirements, EMSAT Schedule, EMS for Children Safe Kids CPS Refresher, NASEMSO Releases Interim Guidance on Safe Transport of Children by EMS, Virginia Opts in to FirstNet, Special Funding Initiative for Paramedic Psychomotor Examination, Hurricane Preparedness, Fentanyl Briefing, Guide and PCR Policy Update, Extreme Heat and Heat-Related Illness, New OEMS Staff, Nasal Naloxone Grant Opportunity and Vaccination Training for EMS Providers.


  • Winter 2016
    In this issue … 2016 Governor’s EMS Award Winners, Opioid Addiction in Virginia, Winter Weather Preparedness, Call for Symposium Presentations, Standards of Excellence, FDA Ban on Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves, Drone Safety, VPHIB Migration, Ambulance Standards, New OEMS Website, FirstNet Public Safety Broadband, Food Safety Tips, RSAF Grants, DDNR Update, Calendar of Events, Quick Updates, and EMS Challenge Question.
  • Summer 2016
    In this issue … EMSC Course/AEMT Transition, Trauma and Critical Care Updates/VPHIB Migration, Virginia CE on the Move, Documenting Pediatric Weights/Pediatric Restraint System, Citizen’s Submission “Gumby and Jason Save the Day”, Zika Update/EMSAT Training, Hurricane Preparedness, 2017 Call for Symposium Presentations/RSAF Grants, Calendar of Events, Quick Updates, and EMS Challenge Question.


  • Winter 2015
    In this issue … Continuing Education Changes Effective July 1, 2016, 2015 Governor’s EMS Award Winners, EMS Symposium Recap & Food Safety Tips, 2016 EMS Symposium Call for Presentations, Nutritional Tips for Providers, New Governor’s EMS Awards Category Announced, ACS Trauma System Recommendations & Scene Safety, Winter Weather Preparedness, RSAF, Calendar of Events, Quick Updates, and EMS Challenge Question.
  • Summer 2015
    In this issue … New GSA Ambulance Standards May Affect RSAF Grant Funding, EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Fire and EMS Memorial Week/EMSAT Schedule, Water Safety Tips/Hurricane Preparedness, EMS Symposium/EMS Strong Contest, CE Scanner Update/Background Checks, Extreme Heat Safety Tips, ACS Visit/EMS Compass, Calendar of Events, Quick Updates, EMS Challenge Question.


  • Fall/Winter 2014
    In this issue … Elimination of Practitioner Signature, Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Tool / EMSAT Schedule, 2014 Governor’s EMS Award Winners, Ebola Response Tips for Health Care Providers, Food Safety Tips, 2015 Va. EMS Symposium Call for Presentations, Remembering James A. Nogle, Jr., Child Immobilization Devices / Former Program Rep. Teaches in Anguilla, Calendar of Events, Quick Updates, EMS Challenge Question.

  • Spring 2014
    In this issue … A Little Knowledge, EMSC Survey, 34th Annual Virginia Symposium Recap, Regional EMS Awards, Statewide Tornado Preparedness Drill, Personnel Updates, Affordable Care Act, EMS Data and Health Info. Exchanges, VPHIB Special Initiatives Grants Announced, Calendar of Events, Quick Updates, and EMS Challenge Question.


  • Fall 2013
    In this issue … What Goes Into VPHIB Must Come Out, 34th Annual Va. EMS Symposium & EMSAT, VPHIB Data Source for Biosurveillance & Pediatric Readiness Survey Results, Course Enrollment Merges to Web & Regional EMS Awards, RSAF Grant Updates & Delayed FBI Background Checks, Required Medical Practitioner Signature on PPCR Reports, National Preparedness Month, CISM Response to Moore, Okla., EMS Provider Safety Pledge, Standards of Excellence Program & Reminder About Emergency Response, Calendar of Events, Quick Hitters, and EMS Challenge Question.

  • Spring 2013
    In this issue … Your Opinion Matters. Tell us What you Think, 2012 Symposium Recap, New EMS Regulations, Tornado Preparedness, Heart Health and Nutritional Awareness, NOVA Technician Recognized, Pediatric Readiness Survey, New CSEMS Director, Protecting Yourself Against the Flu, Regional Awards Program & VPHIB, Calendar of Events, Quick Hitters, and EMS Challenge Question.


  • Summer 2012
    In this issue … Hurricane Preparedness, Blue Ridge Vol. Rescue Squad Simbulance Program, Is Your Agency Ready for Narrowbanding?, Heat Safety Tips, VPHIB Update, CDC/Virginia Trauma Triage, What Test Will I Take?, ALS Testing in Virginia, The Journey to Developing a Suicide Prevention Program, Rescue Squad Assistance Fund New Special Priority, Calendar of Events, Quick Hitters, and EMS Challenge Question.

  • Winter 2012
    In this issue … Elements for EMS Surge Planning, VPHIB Update, Safety Corner – Electric Car Fire Hazard, 2011 Governor’s EMS Award Winners & 2012 Regional EMS Council Awards, German EMS Providers Visit Virginia & Elections and Updates from the State EMS Advisory Board, Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program and new Requirements, Let’s go for a Ride, Statewide Tornado Drill and Preparedness & VPHIB Update continued, Elements for Surge Planning & Let’s go for a Ride continued, Calendar of Events, Quick Hitters, Little Gary.


  • Summer 2011
    In this issue … Chemical Suicides, EMS Chief Elected Chair of BOH & Virginia Certification Test: National Registry, Updates from DED, Back to School Injury Prevention, Preventing Pertussis, Disaster Preparedness & Response for Pediatrics & OEMS Employee Appointed to NEMS Memorial Board, Narrowbanding Compliance, Stress Prevention, EMS Memorial Bike Ride, EMD Saving Lives, Calendar of events, Quick Hitters, and Little Gary.

  • Spring 2011
    In this Issue … New EMS Education Standards, Ready Responder, EMS Standards of Excellence & Officer Standards, New Governor’s EMS Award Category & Keep “ur” Eyes and Mind on the Road, Choking Game & Line of Duty Act Fund, National EMS Week, Taking Steps Towards Better Health, Calendar of events, Quick Hitters, Little Gary.

  • Winter 2011
    In this Issue … EMSAT Celebrates 20 Years, Recruitment & Retention Tools, Preparing EMS Agencies for Disaster Response, Resolve to be Ready in 2011, Governor’s EMS Award Winners, Virginia Building a Memorial to Public Safety Providers, Rumor Mill, You Will Feel a Small Pinch, Calendar of events, Quick Hitters, Little Gary.


  • Spring 2010
    In this issue … Office of EMS – Together Again, Provider Portal – Opening the Door to Your EMS Records, Virginia Pre-Hospital Bridge, Reporting Hunting Accidents, COOP Considerations for EMS Agencies, Variances, Governor’s Award Winners, Rural EMS Summit, DDNR, Calendar of events, Quick Hitters, and Little Gary.