Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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2019 RSAF Grant Cycle

The Financial Assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program, is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations. The Spring 2019 grant cycle opens February 1, 2019, and the deadline for grant applications is March 15, 2019.

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Tim Phalen 12 Leads Made Easy Class

Tidewater EMS Council and Tidewater Community College are hosting two 12 Lead ECG classes for EMS providers.

1- Morning Class 9:30 – 11:30 -STEMI Essentials: Not just for beginners! This short session lays the foundational approach to be used throughout the day. It covers very practical aspects and gets everyone on the same page regarding our approach to identifying ST elevation and quickly ruling out some of the top STEMI impostors. (2 hours of area 17 ALS CE and area 12 BLS CE.)

2 - Afternoon class 12:30 – 4:30 - Beyond the Basics: Picks up where the previous session left off. (4 hours of area 17 ALS CE and area 12 BLS CE.)

Read more: Tim Phalen 12 Leads Made Easy Class

Extensive Active Shooter Drill

Smithfield- The church area of Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church was filled with volunteers and church members on Saturday, 11/17/18 as they got ready for an active shooter training drill session.

Yet in a matter of moments, chaos broke out around 13:05 when a simulated shooter came onto the premises and opened fire on the church in session, leaving mass destruction in his path. Moments after multiple shots rang out; the screams of potential shooting victims could be heard throughout the church. As officers with the Smithfield Police Department and Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene; they find themselves involved with a young male firing a long rifle at them. The officers returned fire with the shooter and the shooter went down. After the shooter was secured, the officers entered the church to ensure the area safe for EMS crews to tend to any and all downed victims.

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VA EMS Scholarship Program

The Virginia EMS Scholarship Program will officially launch on October 17, 2018 at 12:01 AM. Yesterday evening, we notified all students who were enrolled in an eligible Virginia approved initial certification program from July 1, 2018 through October 15, 2018 to make them aware of their potential eligibility for the new scholarship program.

Read more: VA EMS Scholarship Program

Upcoming Events

EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 12 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
OMD Committee Meeting - PEMS
Thu Dec 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Board of Directors - TEMS
Thu Dec 13 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Dec 18 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 19 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Office Closed - Christmas
Mon Dec 24 @12:00AM
Office Closed - Christmas
Tue Dec 25 @12:00AM
Office Closed - Christmas Holiday
Mon Dec 31 @12:00AM
Office Closed - New Year's Day
Tue Jan 01 @12:00AM
Office Closed - King Day
Mon Jan 21 @12:00AM

Upcoming Classes

Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Dec 18 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Wed Dec 19 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Thu Dec 20 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Consolidated Testing @ NFR 12/27/18
Thu Dec 27 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Consolidated Testing @ NFR 01/23/19
Wed Jan 23 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course - Duty to Act
Sat Feb 09 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Wed Feb 20 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Thu Feb 21 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Consolidated Testing @ NFR 03/27/2019
Wed Mar 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wed Apr 24 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
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