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2019 Fall 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 Fall 2019 grant cycle opens August 1, 2019, and the deadline for grant applications is September 16, 2019.

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Registration Opens for the 40th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium

November 6-10, 2019 in Norfolk, Va.

Norfolk Waterside Marriott | Sheraton Norfolk Waterside | Hilton Norfolk The Main
Registration is open for the Virginia EMS Symposium! Plan to attend one of the largest EMS training events in the country, the 2019 Virginia EMS Symposium, which offers more than 400 courses and 13 course tracks to help fulfill your continuing education needs. These courses are also applicable for nurses and physicians. Registration closes Oct. 4, 2019.

For more information and to register online, visit:
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/ems-symposium/

Read more: Registration Opens for the 40th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium

Celebration of Life for Dr. Harry Plunkett Jr.

Information has been passed down from the family.

Join them on June 1, 2019 at 4301 Alfriends Trail in Virginia Beach, to honor the life of Harry. People should plan on arriving between 3:30-4 pm to mingle and the memorial service will begin at 5 pm near the pool. People will be given the opportunity to share memories if they would like.

If you have any pictures of Harry, the family is putting together a video and you can email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more: Celebration of Life for Dr. Harry Plunkett Jr.

Sentara Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance moves to the roof, adopts IFR routes

Sentara Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance transitioned from its original ground helipad at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to a rooftop array 296 feet above grade

on May 1, 2019. The new rooftop site includes a 45’ x 45’ pad exclusively for Nightingale and an adjacent 65’ x 65’ pad for other air ambulances in the region and U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy helicopters, which called at the hospital 21 times in 2018.

Read more: Sentara Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance moves to the roof, adopts IFR routes

Upcoming Events

Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Aug 21 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Office Closed - Labor Day
Mon Sep 02 @12:00AM
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu Sep 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
OMD Committee Meeting
Tue Sep 10 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Patient & Provider Safety PI Meeting
Thu Sep 12 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Trauma/Triage PI Meeting
Thu Sep 12 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Sep 18 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Sep 18 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Commercial EMS Agencies Committee
Thu Sep 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Oct 09 @12:00PM - 02:00PM

Upcoming Classes

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course
Sun Aug 25 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
NIMS ICS 400
Wed Aug 28 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS 400
Thu Aug 29 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Fri Sep 06 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Consolidated Test at Norfolk Fire-Rescue Training Center
Wed Sep 25 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Wed Oct 30 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Thu Oct 31 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Consolidated Testing at Norfolk Fire-Rescue Training Center
Wed Nov 20 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
NIMS ICS 400
Mon Dec 09 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS 400
Tue Dec 10 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM

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