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ODEMSA Online EMT course!

ODEMSA is hosting a hybrid EMT course at Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad and is now accepting 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. 



National EMS Week - May 20-26, 2018 

ODEMSA thanks its providers for all that they do for the region. It cannot be overstated how much EMS affects the lives of those around them. We are truly stronger together which allows us to make a better community for all to live in. Cheers to you all in this year's EMS WEEK!

Below you'll find flyers for events going on around the area. Come out and have some fun and free food!

2018 EMS Week Activities

Click the links below to see whats going on where!

Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Chippenham Medical Center

Henrico Doctors'Hospital

Johnston Willis Hospital

Swift Creek ER

VCU Medical Center

John Randolph Medical Center

TriCities Emergency Center

ODEMSA is happy to announce that the 18th Annual Regional Council Awards will be held at Kings Dominon on Sunday, May 20, 2018!

 For Ticket and Event Information:




On November 21, 2016, State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP 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, including Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid. In light of the growing number of overdoses in Virginia, Virginia’s first responders are at risk for exposure of opioids in the line of duty. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) partnered with the University of Kentucky’s Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to assess the extent of exposure, health effects, and knowledge about protective measures to prevent exposure to opioid drugs among first responders.


In collaboration with the University of Kentucky, NIOSH, and local and regional partners, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has developed a survey instrument to assess the extent of exposure, health effects, and knowledge about protective measures to prevent exposure to opioid drugs. Participation is voluntary and we are hoping to collect all responses by March 1, 2018. The survey shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes and all responses are anonymous.


Opioid Exposure Among Virginia First Responders Survey:

Fentanyl FAQs: Fentanyl Safety Information for First Responders

ODEMSA has released the 2018 Protocols!  This is a brand new book and as such we recommend you purchase one or utilize the PDF copy on our website. There is a pre-order form for the books in the link below that is accepted electronically. Please be aware this may take a few weeks to process as we will be placing a bulk order at our vendor. A powerpoint has been completed and is posted below with some links to a few additional training.


***2018 Protocol Update*** Books are currently in printing. We have been told about a week or two more. Thank you all for your patience!


If you have any questions please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 804-560-3300.

Please use the link below to pre-order the ODEMSA protocol books


Order Form for ODEMSA Protocol Books


Training Video for ODEMSA 2018 Protocols


Training Video on Intranasal Medication Admin


Training Video on How and Why to use Intranasal Medications


Training Video on Stroke Scale VAN

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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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