Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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EMS Category 1 CE and Auxiliary Course Funding Program

education signThe Tidewater EMS Council, Inc. seeks proposals from qualified EMS educators, organizations and jurisdictions (“vendors”) to plan and conduct Category 1 EMS continuing education courses and/or EMS auxiliary courses throughout the Tidewater EMS region. The council intends to contract with one or more vendors or optionally employ individuals to plan and conduct these courses. Funding associated with this program is available for approved courses conducted between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

The full Request for Proposals is available at: pdf TEMS Request for Proposals EMS CE and Auxiliary Courses rev 6 27 17 (143 KB) . Please review the RFP in its entirety prior to submitting proposals. Any future revisions to the RFP along with questions and answers will be posted on this website. An electronic proposal submission form is available here.

A pre-submission conference to review this RFP and address questions from potential vendors was held on Monday July 17, 2017 at the council office. Only one question not already addressed in the RFP was raised.

  • Question: If an agency/instructor has already submitted a CE course approval request for FY17, will a new course approval request need to be submitted on or after August 1 to coincide with available funding?
  • The response from OEMS: No. They will be fine with the already submitted course approval request.

Additional discussion resulted in this clarification:

  • This program allows for funding for up to TWO 33-hour continuing education courses PER LOCALITY to be reimbursed on a per course basis, based on the number of topic hours actually taught in a classroom for each course. This program also makes available funding for eligible auxiliary courses with no specific limit per locality, to be reimbursed based on the number of students attending.

The deadline for submitting proposals for the EMS Category 1 continuing education courses is July 31, 2017. Proposals for EMS auxiliary courses may be submitted on a continuing basis through May 30, 2018, and must be received 30 days in advance of a proposed course, or until funding is exhausted, whichever comes first. An electronic proposal submission form is available here. Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

App Helps With Autism Communication

Autism Talk App LogoA year ago, a former law enforcement officer and mother of a child with autism started the Autism Law Enforcement Response Training (ALERT) program to help law enforcement and ther first responders learn how to respond to individuals on the autism spectrum during an emergency. Since then, the program has expanded to include fire and EMS, and it has trained personnel from 29 agencies in four states.  To meet a need repeatedly brought up at these trainings, ALERT has developed an interactive communication app, Autism Talk. 

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The heat is on!

goodsambeatheatEMS personnel cannot avoid exposure to the heat and humidity of Hampton Roads’ summers. Nor do we have much choice in the uniforms we wear. However, there are things you can do to reduce the effect of heat stress on your body and work performance.

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TEMS has surplus for sale and free

The Tidewater EMS Council periodically identifies surplus items and makes them available at extremely discounted prices or for free. All items are available first come, first serve. All items as is, no warranty and no return. Contact Tonya Cook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 757 963-0632 for inspection and purchase.
 

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