The 2023 International Great ShakeOut Drill will occur on October 19, 2023, at 10:19 a.m. This is an opportunity to practice being safer during earthquakes, update emergency plans and supplies, and secure moveable items. For more tips and info, read the flyer: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/23/2023/10/Social-Media-Great-ShakOut-2023.pdf
The PulsePoint app is now live in Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro areas. Check out the news story to learn more about this life-saving app: https://www.whsv.com/2023/10/18/pulsepoint-app-live-staunton-augusta-waynesboro-areas/.
The PulsePoint app allows CPR-trained individuals to receive an alert from PulsePoint Respond, and it tells them where a cardiac arrest event is happening and where they can find the nearest AED.
The PulsePoint AED app can allow citizens to receive help before a life is in danger by easily identifying AEDs throughout the community. Users can also place the AED location on a map, add business and descriptor information and submit photos of the AED in the context of its surroundings.
Learn more about the PulsePoint app: https://www.pulsepoint.org/.
The Board of Directors of the VIRGINIA PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION Cordially Invites You to Attend the 2023 COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL CEREMONY on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 P.M.
Learn more: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/23/2023/10/2023-COMMONWEALTH-PUBLIC-SAFETY-MEMORIAL-CEREMONY-INVITE.pdf
The Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority (OAA) is hosting new grant cycle webinars.
- 10/17, Tuesday – 10:30 am–noon
OAA Application Process for New Projects/Applicants
This webinar will focus on the process to apply for Individual Distribution, Gold Standard Incentive, and Cooperative Partnership awards.
This webinar is geared towards cities and counties that have not applied to the OAA before.
- 10/18, Wednesday – 10:30 am–noon
OAA Amendment and Renewal Process and Changes to New Application Process
This webinar will focus on the process to amend and/or renew a current OAA award. It will also cover the things that have changed in the new application process from the previous cycle.
This webinar is geared toward cities and counties that submitted application in the previous application cycle.
More information about the application period can be found here:
For questions regarding the applications, other forms and/or processes about VOAA, please contact <email@example.com>
The 2023 Virginia EMS Symposium scheduled for November 8-12, 2023, has been cancelled. Please read this important update from OEMS Director Gary Brown.
2023 Virginia EMS Symposium Cancellation Notice– September 6, 2023
OEMS SYMPOSIUM 2023 CANCELLATION FAQS