Thursday, 23 November 2017

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EMS can impact human trafficking

Human TraffickingThere are nearly 30 million victims of forced labor and human trafficking in a $150 billion industry globally. Unfortunately, the Hampton Roads region isn’t exempt from this activity. The Chesapeake Fire Department has focused on the issue of human trafficking. Their goals, and perhaps the goals that your EMS agency and fire department might set as well, are:
• To be cognizant of the subversive culture of sex and labor slavery and its existence in Hampton Roads
• To be mindful that this culture involves extremely dangerous criminals and horrendously victimized human beings
• To act as an organization in a manner that denies safe harbor for sex and labor criminal systems.

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Board fills key vacancies

Boardroom chairs

The Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors elected several new directors and filled key vacancies during its quarterly meeting on December 8, 2016. Wayne E. Shank was elected treasurer, W. Travis Kirby and Dennis J. Keane were elected to the board, and Janice E. McKay and Jeffrey J. Meyer were elected to the executive committee.

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Rotary honors Portsmouth firefighters

Portsmouth Rotary Awards 1 13 17On Thursday, January 13, 2017 the Rotary Club of Portsmouth held their 16th Annual Portsmouth Public Safety Personnel Awards luncheon. Two of this year’s honorees are Master Firefighter/Paramedic Emil Majetich and Firefighter/Advanced EMT Reginald Bolton. Both were recognized for their outstanding performance of duties and dedication to the citizens of the City of Portsmouth.

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today (11/21/2016) announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency.

This declaration comes in response to the growing number of overdoses attributed to opioid use, and evidence that Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid used to sedate large animals such as elephants, has made its way its way into Virginia. A Public Health Emergency is an event, either natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public.

Read more: Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Holiday - Office Closed
Thu Nov 23 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday - Office Closed
Fri Nov 24 @12:00AM
Joint PEMS & TEMS OMD Committee Meeting
Wed Dec 06 @12:00PM - 04:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Board of Directors - TEMS
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Education Workgroup Meeting
Wed Dec 20 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 20 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Christmas Holiday - Office Closed
Fri Dec 22 @12:00AM
Christmas Holiday - Office Closed
Fri Dec 22 @12:00AM
Christmas Holiday - Office Closed
Mon Dec 25 @12:00AM

Upcoming Classes

NIMS ICS 400
Wed Nov 29 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Performance Improvement Workshop - Round 2
Wed Nov 29 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
NIMS ICS 400
Thu Nov 30 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
Sat Dec 02 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
Critical Incident Stress Management Training - TEMS
Sat Dec 02 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
Sun Dec 03 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
Hot Topics OMD Update Training
Wed Dec 06 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 12/12/2017
Tue Dec 12 @ 6:00PM -
Advanced Medical Life Support
Sat Jan 13 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
Advanced Medical Life Support
Sun Jan 14 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
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