PEMS Office Closure - Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

The PEMS Office will be closed Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 due to inclement weather.  Staff will be available by phone and email.

We will reopen at 08:30 on Thursday, 18 January.

Thank you and Be Safe!

Recognize Excellence2018 PEMS Regional EMS Awards Nomination Period Now Open

PEMS is now accepting nominations for the 2018 PEMS Regional EMS Awards. 

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

Excellence in Emergency Medical Services
Outstanding EMS Prehospital Provider
Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Outstanding EMS Prehospital Educator
Outstanding EMS Agency
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety
Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
Outstanding EMS Administrator
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Telecommunication
Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children
Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response
Outstanding Contribution by a High School Senior (Scholarship)
PEMS Region Call of the Year

Nomination forms are availabe in PDF or MS Word format on our website at:

Now is the time to recognize the outstanding work that our providers have accomplished over the last year.  Please take a few moments to help us recognize one of your outstanding providers or system supporters today!

Deadline for submission of nominations is 20 April, 2018.

Plan now to attend this year's 2018 PEMS Regional Awards Ceremony and Picnic Lunch which will take place during the 5th Annual "Celebrate EMS" Day at Busch Gardens  on 19 May, 2018.

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Virginia EMS Scholarship Program Launched

By: Charles Faison, OEMS Training and Development Coordinator

The Virginia EMS Scholarship Program supports individuals pursuing initial certification as an EMS provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The program is made possible through the EMS Training Fund pursuant to the Code of Vir-ginia § 46.2-694. The EMS Scholarship Program aims to augment the EMS workforce by reducing some of the barriers to becoming certified as an EMS Provider and affiliating with a licensed EMS agency in Virginia.

The Virginia EMS Scholarship Program was established through a partnership between the Virginia Department of Health Office of EMS and Office of Health Equity. The EMS scholarship program offi-cially launched on October 2, 2017. Applications for this initial cycle were accepted through November 30, 2017. Applications are accepted online and the next scholarship ap-plication cycle will open on January 1, 2018 and close on February 28, 2018. Award amounts range up to $5,416, based upon the program’s EMS certification level.

For more information on the Virginia EMS Scholarship Program, visit:

Request for Proposals To Conduct EMS Auxiliary Courses

The Peninsulas EMS Council (the “Council”) is seeking proposals from qualified EMS educators, organizations and localities (“vendors”) to plan and conduct EMS “auxiliary” courses. Funding for these courses is provided through a contract between the Council and the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (the “OEMS”). The Council intends to contract with one or more vendors or optionally employ individuals to plan and conduct these courses. Various terms and conditions specified by OEMS apply equally to the council, its employees and selected vendor(s). Funding associated with this program is available for approved courses conducted between February 1 and June 30, 2018.

Interested vendors shall submit a proposal indicating their interest in and stating how each of the following items will be accomplished. 

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