Training opportunity is being offered at the Old Dominion EMS Alliance on January 31, 2024, from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CEUs will be awarded. To register, visit: bit.ly/Chaos-COOP
Where: Old Dominion EMS Alliance
7818 E. Parham Rd, Suite 911
Richmond, VA 23294
When: January 31, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Who: Virginia Office of EMS, Division of Emergency Operations
Calming the Chaos: “Unspoken Challenges of Communications” and “What’s the COOP?”
Trauma Triage Data Dashboard
Check out the new interactive Trauma Triage Data Dashboard. This is the first public-facing data dashboard produced and managed but the OEMS Epi team. The data sets include demographics, trauma incident analysis, total trauma incidents by Regional EMS Council and much more.
For more information, visit: Trauma Triage Dashboard
Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2023 Rural EMS Training Grant Program
Applications due May 1, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has announced a Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2023 Rural EMS Training Grant Program. There have been important revisions to the amount of funding available and the anticipated number of awards that will be granted.
SAMHSA encourages rural EMS agencies (both fire-based and non-fire based) operated by a local or tribal government, as well as rural non-profit EMS agencies, to apply.
Review the NOFO announcement for a full description of the training program, eligibility information and award details. All applications are due May 1, 2023.
The goal of this SAMHSA program is to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas with a particular focus on addressing substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring disorders (COD) substance use and mental disorders. Grant recipients will be expected to train EMS personnel on SUD and COD, trauma-informed, recovery-based care for people with such disorders in emergency situations and, as appropriate, to maintain licenses and certifications relevant to serve in an EMS agency.
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