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IWVRS training preps responders for hostile situations.

Isle of Wight Vol. Rescue Squad held their first class for "Tactical Emergency Casualty Care" at their training facility on August 11, 2018. IWVRS was recognized as a TECC IMG 20180811 135307193IWVRS Classtraining location early July by the Committee-TECC.

This class brought area EMS / Fire personnel and Law Enforcement together to learn how to deal with situations in which they are responding to hostile situations with casualties.

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Symposium Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers to support the 2018 Virginia EMS Symposium that will be held in Norfolk November 7 - 13, 2016.

The symposium has been held in Norfolk for the last 29 years.  Norfolk has hosted this event 29 of the 39 years it has been held.  The support provided by Norfolk Fire – Rescue and their Regional Partners has helped make it one of the premier EMS training conferences on the east coast.

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Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness MGT-439

A 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced the effectiveness in responding to pediatric patient’s and their unique needs/considerations. This course addresses pediatric emergency planning and response considerations through a combination of lectures, small group exercises, and a tabletop exercise. This is a planning not a clinical class. All students must register for a FEMA SID (student identification number). Students must bring a copy of their SID to class. Click on this link to register for your SID www.cdp.dhs.gov/femasid 

This training course is provided free of charge and is presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX) www.teex.org/nerrtc 

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CHKD Level 1 Trauma Designation Update

The Virginia Department of Health office of EMS completed its final review of CHKD’s trauma services on July 24, 2018. The review team consisted of six surveyors who met with staff, physicians, and leadership of various departments. The team reviewed patient charts, trauma policies, guidelines, and performance improvement processes for trauma services. The surveyors were impressed by the improvements made in our trauma readiness, prompt patient assessment, stabilization of injured patients, and emergency operations. Throughout their visit, all CHKD staff demonstrated their commitment to providing quality trauma care for our pediatric patients and families. 

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Upcoming Events

EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 09 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Virtual Joint TEMS/PEMS OMD Committee Meeting
Thu Dec 10 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
TEMS STEMI PI Committee Meeting (Virtual)
Thu Dec 10 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Stroke PI Committee Meeting (Virtual)
Thu Dec 10 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
OMD Update - Virtual
Fri Dec 11 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Dec 16 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 16 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Christmas - Office Closed
Thu Dec 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
PI Data Pull
Thu Jan 07 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
EMS PI Committee
Thu Jan 07 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM

Upcoming Classes

Mass Casualty Incident Management 1 & 2
Thu Dec 10 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Mass Casualty Incident Management Part 2
Sun Dec 13 @12:00PM - 04:00PM
ICS 300
Tue Feb 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS 300
Wed Feb 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS 300
Thu Feb 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS 400
Wed Apr 21 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS 400
Thu Apr 22 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM

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