Feel the Burn

FEEL THE BURN: November’s Health and safety infographic highlights the importance of physical activity for first responders.  Did you know approximately half of the adults in the United States do not get the physical activity they need to help reduce and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer? Getting enough physical activity is critical to first responders experiencing a better quality of life and remaining resilient throughout their careers.

Visit bit.ly/PhysicalActivity4Health for more info and resources about physical activity to help you feel and be your best!

For more Health and Safety topics for EMS providers, visit: Health and Safety Infographics.

Virginia EMS Symposium Registration Closes Friday, Oct. 1!

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 david.edwards@vdh.virginia.gov

EMSC Registration Award Application:
1) Name:
2) Certification Level:
3) Certification Number #:
4) Affiliation:
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. 


National Preparedness Month: Week 4 – Teach Youth About Preparedness

Being prepared for disasters starts at home. As a parent, guardian, or other family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to helping children be prepared in case disaster strikes. Visit www.ready.gov/kids for additional tools and information to help kids before, during and after disasters.

National Preparedness Month: Week 3 – Protect Your Family & Property From Disaster

Being prepared for a disaster may mean the difference between a quick recovery and years of difficulty and financial challenges. Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Document your property and check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.

Visit www.ready.gov/be-informed for more info and resources about low-cost to no-cost preparedness steps you can take to be ready for disasters.

#PrepareToProtect #BeReady