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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.

Meeting Change

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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

2019 EMS Education Coordinator Updates

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Training Announcements

N95 Fit Test Train-the Trainer Courses

PEMS Council has just received an updated list for the Virginia Department of Health's N95 Fit Test Train-the-Trainer course.  Course offerings are listed below and you may register at:

***Registration in TRAINVirginia at http://va.train.org/  (Course ID: 1046592)***

Mar 26, 2020

Fredericksburg: Rappahannock EMS Council, 1:30 pm (EST)

Mar 31, 2020

Norfolk Health Dept. – Classroom B/C (3rd Floor), 1:30 pm (EST)

Apr 01, 2020

Dinwiddie Community Enhancement Center, 9:30 am (EST)

Apr 06, 2020

Lynchburg Health Department, 9:30 am (EST)

Apr 07, 2020

Wytheville Health Department, 9:30 am (EST)

Advance course preparation for the Train-the Trainer course requires attendees to:

 Complete the OSHA Medical Questionnaire form found at this link: 

  1. :  OSHA Medical Questionnaire Form 

      2.  Secured the signature of a physician or other licensed healthcare professional on the Medical Recommendation form and bring it to the training  Click Here for the Medical Recommendation Form

     3.  Each participant should bring their Fit Test Kit and N95 mask with them to the training.  The test kit should be similar to the one found at this link:  N95 Fit Test Kit 

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Virginia Department of Health Announces Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Courses

The Virginia Department of Health will be providing regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer courses to ensure that Health Districts/Medical Practices have staff qualified to provide respirator fit testing.  The attendee will be able to train others in the proper procedures for fit-testing.

Dr. David Wilder, Public Health Physician from Fairfax County Health Department will instruct attendees.  The course will take approximately two and one-half hours with the following objectives:

  1. Develop and maintain an OSHA-compliant respiratory protection program
  2. Use respirators to limit exposure to infectious respiratory agents
  3. Properly fit-test a N-95 respirator and train others on the procedures

The course will be held on the following dates and locations:

  • March 25: Harrisonburg
  • March 26: Northern- tentative (location cancelled and we are looking for an alternate)
  • March 31: Chesapeake
  • April 3: Dinwiddie
  • April 6: Lynchburg
  •  April 7: Wytheville

To Register Click Here

Use Course ID: 1046592 when registering

Advance course preparation for the Train-the Trainer course requires attendees to:

  1.  Complete the OSHA Medical Questionnaire form found at this link:  OSHA Medical Questionnaire Form 

      2.  Secured the signature of a physician or other licensed healthcare professional on the Medical Recommendation form and bring it to the training  Click Here for the Medical Recommendation Form

     3.  Each participant should bring their Fit Test Kit and N95 mask with them to the training.  The test kit should be similar to the one found at this link:  N95 Fit Test Kit 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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