The 2023 EMS Week theme is "EMS, Where Emergency Care Begins". This theme highlights the crucial role that EMS plays in providing critical medical care to those in need.
Med-Flight Resumes 24-Hour Operations Following Temporary Reduction in Operational Hours
Effective March 13, 2023, Med-Flight 1, located in Chesterfield County, will resume 24-Hour Operations.
2023 Regional EMS Award Nominations are Open – Recognizing the Region’s Best!
It is time to recognize the best in the ODEMSA Region by nominating someone for one of the ODEMSA Regional EMS Awards! For over 20 years, the Old Dominion EMS Alliance has recognized the exceptional contributions of those in Emergency Medical Services through the Regional and Governor's EMS Awards. We have seen the fantastic contributions... Continue Reading →
Governor’s EMS Award Winners Announced at the 42nd Annual Virginia EMS Symposium
Four Regional Level Award Winners Take Home the Gold from the 2022 Governor's EMS Award!
Med-Flight Temporarily Reducing Coverage Hours
Changes to service delivery by Med-Flight air-medical services have been made.
Recognize the Region’s Best – Regional EMS Award Nominations are Open!
Help us recognize the best in the region by nominating a colleague for a Regional EMS Award. Through May 1, you can submit your nomination for one or more colleagues for the chance to receive one of twelve ODEMSA Regional EMS Awards. High School Seniors also have the opportunity to apply for an award along with a $1,000 scholarship.
ODEMSA Region Diversion Status
As of 5:00 PM today (January 28, 2022), the ODEMSA Diversion Pilot has ended, the PDC for diversion purposes has been demobilized, and the ODEMSA Hospital Diversion Plan has been suspended. For full details regarding this click "Read More".
Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness and is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases. Up 90% of susceptible persons with close contact to a measles patient will develop measles. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or by airborne spread when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. Measles virus can remain... Continue Reading →
EMS Clinical Field Rotation Sites
We are happy to announce that we now have a listing of EMS Clinical Field Rotation Sites for the region. If you or someone you know needs to complete field rotations on an ambulance check out this NEW listing!
OEMS Announces Updates to Statewide Data System
OEMS recently announced that in conjunction with Virginia’s EMS System, the Western Virginia EMS Council recently partnered with ESO to build a comprehensive, statewide network to better collect and track healthcare and public safety data from EMS agencies, fire departments and hospitals. This will allow the system to really lean into data across the entire patient journey... Continue Reading →