Regional Training Calendar

Peninsulas EMS Council is the “go to” source for information on EMS training and education throughout the region!

Whether hosted by PEMS, our sister regional councils, or produced by our agency and health system partners, PEMS is the central repository in the region for training information.

If your organization is providing training and you would like to make that training available to others, please let us know below and we will post it to the Regional Training Calendar.

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Click here to see the training calendar!

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 OEMS Approved EVOC Training Programs

The following training programs have been reviewed and are recognized as equivalents to the emergency vehicle operator requirements established in the Virginia EMS Regulations (October 2012), specifically; 12VAC5-31-1210; 12VAC5-31-1230; and 12VAC5-31-1270:

  • American Medical Response, Virginia Division EVOC Course
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Chesterfield County Fire Department, EVOC Program
  • City of Virginia Beach Emergency Vehicle Operating Course
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services Driver Academy EVOC Course and/or Instructor School
  • Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, EVOC Training Program
  • McNeil and Company, Inc. Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Richmond Ambulance Authority, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), Emergency Vehicle Operators Safety (EVOS) Course
  • S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Volunteer Fireman’s Insurance Services, Inc., Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

  Click here to download official notification from OEMS .

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Training Links

EMS Scholarship Opportunity

ECPI University EMS Program

Rappahannock Community College EMS Programs

Thomas Nelson Community College EMS Programs

TEMS Training Calendar

VDEM Training Calendar

2019 EMS Education Coordinator Updates

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Training Announcements

PEMS Annual Instructor Network Meeting 6-20-19


The PEMS Annual Instructor Network Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at the PEMS Office.  All EMS educators are encouraged to attend.  A call-in option will be available to those who cannot attend in person.

Please contact Seth Craig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the Office: 804-693-6234 for more information.


You can CLICK HERE to access the draft minutes for the 3-10-18 Meeting.

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Dear Partners,

Thank you for embracing the effort made by PEMS to provide Continuing Education (CE) and Auxiliary Programs (AUX) in the PEMS Region over the last two years. You worked diligently and offered outstanding education and training, much that would not have been available without the funding by OEMS.  Because of your efforts, PEMS was in the top 3 performing regional councils, providing quality EMS education through this program across the Commonwealth.

We regret to inform you that PEMS has been notified that the Office of EMS has discontinued this program effective July 1, 2019.  In its place, OEMS will be contracting directly with Education Coordinators across Virginia to provide EMS Continuing Education. As such, the Peninsulas EMS Council will not be contracting for EMS CE and Auxiliary training programs after June 30th, 2019.

In an email sent to EMS Coordinators across the Commonwealth during EMS week, the Virginia Office of EMS stated:

“These contract employees will work under the direction of the Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education to provide innovative continuing education programming for the more than 35,817 certified EMS providers who serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new approach to continuing education will allow these educators the autonomy to conduct education on topics of local need and interest as well as ensure that a core set of courses covering state identified topics based on emerging trends and data are made available to EMS providers.

 “Our new focus on providing cutting-edge continuing education, at no cost to our providers or agencies, will enhance the collective knowledge base and permit us an opportunity to fine tune continuing education offerings based on data-driven science from our extensive patient care database.”

The Office will be ramping up these educational opportunities statewide over the next several months with approximately 21 educators strategically placed across the Commonwealth.

Again, PEMS is grateful for your continued support as we continue to work together to build a comprehensive, coordinated, effective and efficient regional EMS delivery system.   If you have any questions concerning the new EMS CE initiative, please contact Mr. Chad Blosser, Virginia Office of EMS  at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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