The Spring 2023 RSAF Grant Cycle is now open and will close on Wednesday March 15, 2023, at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
OEMS will accept applications from nonprofit licensed EMS agencies and other Virginia EMS organizations pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 via the EMS Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT).
The financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) is a grant program for nonprofit licensed EMS agency or other Virginia emergency medical service organization operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia.
Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members.
For more information, visit: RSAF Grants Program
Building a kit before an emergency will ensure your family is taken care of during and after an emergency or disaster. Ensuring you have the essential items in place for your family can take worry off yourself when you begin to recover from the effects. Planning ahead and being prepared prevents additional chaos when dealing with a natural or man-made crisis! #NPM2022 #BeReady
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Virginians rely on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to respond to the call for help and to provide quality prehospital care during their greatest time of need. National EMS Week is May 15 – 21, 2022. EMS for Children Day, May 18, focuses on the pediatric patient and the specialized care required when providing treatment to them.
EMS Week recognizes the dedication of 37,758 EMS providers and 564 agencies in Virginia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers have been challenged beyond measure and continue to provide emergency care with the utmost expertise and professionalism. Last year, EMS providers responded to more than 1.59 million calls for help in Virginia, which represents approximately 4,360 incidents per day.
Learn more: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/ems-week-2022/
Don’t Delay, Register Today! Virginia EMS Symposium Registration Closes Friday, Oct. 1!
There’s still time to register for the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium, offering more than 300 classes and 13 course tracks to help fulfill your continuing education needs. These courses are also applicable for nurses and physicians. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 1, so don’t delay, register today!
Learn more about the Virginia EMS Symposium and register online at: www.vdh.virginia.gov/symposium/.
Free Symposium Registration is Available Courtesy of the EMS for Children (EMSC) Program
The Virginia EMSC program is offering a limited number of full registration awards to cover basic registration for the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium. To be eligible, you must sign up for at least 3 pediatric-related courses and provide the following information to David Edwards, Virginia EMSC Coordinator at email@example.com.
EMSC Registration Award Application:
2) Certification Level:
3) Certification Number #:
5) Home Address:
6) Email Address:
7) Phone Number:
8) Registration Invoice #:
9) Short Statement (why you deserve an EMSC registration award):
Please note that the EMSC Symposium Registration Award is available on a first come first serve basis.