Alert - DEA Guidebook for First Responders

Due to the increasing instances of responder exposure to fentanyl and related substances, the DEA, in coordination with CDC and other agencies, has provided guidance to emergency responders who may encounter these substances.  Click on the graphic to download the guidelines.  PEMS recommends that this information be included in in-service training as soon as practical for all responders.

Fentanyl Guide Fire EMS June 2017 Public

  Click here to download document.

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2017 PEMS Regional EMS Awards & "Celebrate EMS" Day at Busch Gardens Photos Available Here!

225 photos available.  Take a look!

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Click here to see the pictures.

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Fire and EMS Memorial Week

June 4 - 10, 2017

As proclaimed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Memorial Week is June 4-10, 2017. This event, in conjunction with the Annual Virginia Fallen Firefighters and EMS Memorial Service, honors fire and EMS providers who died in the line of duty. It also recognizes those who risk their lives daily to serve and protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. 

The Annual Virginia Fallen Firefighters and EMS Memorial Service is Saturday, June 3 at 12 p.m., at the Richmond International Raceway’s Main Exhibition Hall. Click here to learn more about Fire and EMS Memorial Week.

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2017 PEMS/TEMS Hampton Roads Mass Casualty Incident Response Guide Now Available

mci guide photoThe March 2017 edition of the Hampton Roads Mass Casualty Incident Response Guide is now available for electronic distribution. 

Please email the PEMS EMS Planning & Emergency Management Coordinator if you would like to receive a copy. 

Please note that there will not be distribution of printed copies of the Guide at this time. 

Also note that the Guide contains "public safety sensitive" information and may only be used for official business.  It may not be distributed beyond your agencies without approval by PEMS or TEMS.

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