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Education and research fund board seeks members

advisory boardNominations are being accepted for Weber Fund Advisory Board members.The Tidewater EMS Council's Board of Directors established the Kent J. Weber EMS Education and Research Fund in 2015 in honor the leadership and guidance of the council’s first executive director, long time board member and treasurer, Kent Jules Weber. More recently a Weber Fund Advisory Board was established to develop strategic advice and provide direction and support to the Board of Directors in all matters related to the Fund. 

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TEMS welcomes new PI and Education Coordinator

McMahonMichael F. "Mike" McMahon, Jr. joined the Tidewater EMS Council staff on December 8, 2017 as the Performance Improvement and Education Coordinator. Mike is a National Registry Paramedic and Virginia Education Coordinator, and holds a Master's degree in Public Health from the Eastern Virginia Medical School and a Bachelor's of Science degree in biology from Virginia Tech. Mike's EMS background includes volunteer and career EMS, lifeguard service and EMS instruction along with various other fire, hazmat, ICS and medical certifications.

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New field coordinator position serves Western Tidewater

porter smallThe Tidewater EMS Council created a new field coordinator position to support EMS education, performance improvement, mass casualty preparedness and other EMS programs in the counties of Southampton and Isle of Wight, and the city of Franklin.

Harvey “Jay” Porter, the Tidewater EMS Council’s former Education and Performance Improvement Coordinator, began serving as Field Coordinator – Western Tidewater part time beginning January 1, 2018.

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Former Beach EMS Chief receives Governor's Excellence Award

Bruce Edwards Governors Excellence Award 2017Bruce W. Edwards, retired chief of the Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services, received the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in EMS, the state's highest EMS honor, on November 11 in Norfolk during the annual Virginia EMS Symposium awards program.

After 49 years of service Bruce W. Edwards retired from the position of EMS Chief in Virginia Beach in 2016. He started as a volunteer with the Ocean Parks Rescue Squad in 1967 and went on to build one of the most innovative and agile Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems in the country.

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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

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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
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ICS 300
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ICS 300
Thu Feb 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
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