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2017 Regional EMS Awards Picnic


The ODEMSA Regional Awards and Family Fun Day is not just for the winners of our Regional Awards.  ODEMSA invites all EMS Providers and their families to enjoy a fun day of fellowship with your peers. This year's event will be held, again, at the Metro Richmond Zoo on May 20, 2017.  If you would like to attend, please register here.  

The Zoo has extended a significant discount to our EMS providers and family members. Admission of $9.50 will get you general admission to the zoo, a delicious lunch, and a seat at the ODEMSA Award Ceremony to honor our region's best. Also, you'll get to hang out with the awesome ODEMSA Staff!




2017 Regional EMS Awards Program



Do you know someone who is an exemplary EMS provider, outstanding EMS administrator, dedicated emergency nurse or physician?   We're looking for the best of the best and we need your help!  Take a few moments to reflect on the many successes of your organization.  Are there people you should be recognizing?  We think there are!  Your mission is to find and nominate someone for a 2017 Regional EMS Award! 

This is a fantastic opportunity to honor those people in your region who excel in the EMS field.  Submit a Regional EMS Award nomination for one of the twelve categories either directly to ODEMSA or to your assigned ODEMSA Field Coordinator.  If your nomination is selected for a regional award, it will then be nominated for the statewide Governor's EMS Awards.  Contact ODEMSA for more information and be sure to submit your application by April 7, 2017.




Online EMT Winter 2016-17

Introducing the ODEMSA Online EMT course!

ODEMSA is now accpeting applications online!  Go here for the online application.


The Online EMT course is designed to be flexible to meet students’ needs.  Instead of committing to 2 or 3 nights per week for several months, not to mention the time on the road to and from class, this class uses a Learning Management System (LMS) to present material. The class does require that students engage in readings and online learning such as video lectures and interactive assignments, but this can be done at the convenience of the student. 



New ODEMSA Team Member

Our family is always growing and changing here at ODEMSA!   With enthusiasm and great anticipation, we welcome Elizabeth "Annie" Edwards to our team.   Annie will be taking the Field Coordinator position for planning districts 15 and 19.   She will be with us full-time and available to answer your questions, serve your agency's needs and educate on many matters.   She will also be speaking to her agencies and hospital partners to do the most important part of her job; learning.   She will be learning your individual needs, learning your unique method of operations, your members and leadership and how ODEMSA can better serve you.   By serving each of our agencies better, we serve our region better.   We know you are as proud of the ODEMSA region as we are, after all, it's YOUR region!   Annie can't wait to get started on her new mission!


Annie has been in EMS since 2004 when she received her EMT.   That is when she first started her awareness of ODEMSA and the foundational supports of the EMS system in Virginia.   She continued to receive her paramedic certification in 2007 and has since decided to go to nursing school.   With an outgoing personality, a beautiful smile and an understanding mind, she is the whole package! Annie is married and has four wonderful, beautiful children.   She lives in Powhatan, VA with her family and fur babies.   In her free time, Annie enjoys being a yoga instructor, going to the beach and helping her husband with their cattle.


Annie will be visiting each of her agencies and hospitals very soon.  Should you need her, please save her contact information:

Annie Edwards

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Office: (804) 560-3300

Cell: (804)402-2602

Fax: (804) 560-0909




Upcoming Events

Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
January 26, 2017 (18:00 - 22:00)
Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
February 02, 2017 (18:00 - 22:00)
Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
March 02, 2017 (18:00 - 22:00)
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General Information and Mission Statement

The Old Dominion EMS Alliance is one of 11 Regional EMS Councils established within the Code of Virginia, Section 32.1-111.11 to coordinate EMS. Created in 1980, ODEMSA is charged by law "with the development and implementation of an efficient and effective regional emergency medical services delivery system" to include the regional coordination of emergency medical disaster planning and response. It is a corporation under Virginia law and is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit group under IRS Code 501 (c) (3). Mission Statement: The Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance, an integral part of Virginia's Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System, serves to assess, identify, coordinate, plan and implement an efficient and effective regional EMS delivery system within Planning Districts 13, 14, 15 and 19, in partnership with the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board.


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