Frequently Asked Questions
Quick overview of our most common questions about Tidewater EMS Council.
Virginia EMS Councils are regional organizations responsible for coordinating and enhancing emergency medical services within specific geographic areas in the state of Virginia. They facilitate training, certification, and communication among EMS agencies and providers. Learn More –>
Virginia EMS Councils play a vital role in supporting and developing the EMS system within their regions. This includes overseeing training programs, coordinating disaster response, certifying EMS personnel, ensuring compliance with regulations, and promoting collaboration among EMS agencies.
There are 11 EMS Councils in Virginia, each responsible for a specific geographical area within the state.
Visit the Virginia’s Regional EMS Councils website for links to each Council website and Contact Information as well as a state map which identifies each Council region.
Virginia EMS Councils offer a wide range of training programs for EMS personnel, including initial certification courses, continuing education, specialized training for different levels of EMS providers (EMTs, paramedics, etc.), and disaster response training. Contact the Council in your region for training opportunities.
Virginia EMS Councils promote upcoming events, conferences, and training opportunities on their websites and through communication channels such as newsletters or social media.
The Virginia Office of EMS is the state-level regulatory agency that oversees EMS in Virginia. Virginia EMS Councils operate at the regional level and collaborate with the Office of EMS to implement state policies, standards, and training programs.
To become an EMS provider in Virginia, you typically need to complete an approved EMS training program, pass the appropriate certification exam, and meet other requirements set by the Virginia Office of EMS and the specific EMS Council in your region.
Virginia EMS Councils play a crucial role in disaster preparedness and response by coordinating resources, training personnel, and facilitating communication among EMS agencies during emergencies and disasters.
As non-profit organizations, Virginia EMS Councils welcome contributions to support their programs and services. Those who want to volunteer can also reach out to their local Council about opportunities to aid their EMS community. Become a Partner –>
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