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Milestone Reached!  Our Facebook page has reached 750 likes!

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We've reached our first milestone--750 likes! Thanks to all who invited friends and help promote our page. ODEMSA's goal for 2014 is to communicate--not just with the EMS agency leadership, but to the provider on the street. This page, along with our new email list service, will help to get information about classes or critical updates out to you, the EMS provider. Here's to 750 more likes!


As promised, we are giving away an EMS bag, a $85 value to one of those 750 likes.  Last night, April 17, at the Metro Richmond Sub-council meeting, ODEMSA BOD President Bryan McRay drew the name.

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The result:  Steve Carter is the winner of the EMS bag!  Congratulations Steve!  Please contact the office at 804-560-3300 to claim your prize!


ODEMSA is also giving a bag each to two awesome cheerleaders!  First: A bag goes to Karen Giles, who invited our winner Steve to like our page.  The other bag is going to our biggest cheerleader: Linda Hudson!  Linda has been a HUGE help in promoting our page and getting us to 750 likes.  Thank you Linda!!!


Stay tuned for an announcement for another prize for our next milestone: 1,000

2014 EMS Picnic

Old Dominion EMS Alliance is pleased to announce our inaugural EMS Picnic and Awards Ceremony, held at Pocahontas State Park, July 12, 2014.   Join us for a day of food, family, and fun!

Enjoy the hiking trails, swimming facilities, or other amenities of the park on this day.  Join us for lunch at the park pavillions and for the awards ceremony.   Enter your team in our tug-o-war contest and find out whose “might is right”.  Play Corn Hole with other EMS providers to find out if “close” does only count “in horseshoes and hand grenades”!  Put your baking skills to the test and dust off grandma’s old recipe to see nothing less than eternal glory in our Pie-Bake-Off.  Come out and see vendors and get demonstrations of your favorite EMS equipment and products as well as dozens of other interesting items.  Afraid you’ll have so much fun you won’t want to leave?  The fun doesn’t have to stop—make your reservation to camp overnight.

Register for the 2014 EMS Picnic and Awards Ceremony!



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Want to stay up-to-date on ODEMSA protocol and policy changes?  Want to hear about area EMS classes and courses?  Sign up for our email list!  Click button below to take you to the sign up form.

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A special thank you to Bon Secours for supporting ODEMSA in this project!

New ODEMSA Team Member


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ODEMSA is pleased to announce the arrival of our newest staff member, Adam Alford.   Adam began working for ODEMSA on January 6th as our new Education Coordinator. He has been busy getting settled in at the office and is almost there. "I'm excited about the training opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  I plan to create a central hub on the ODEMSA website that will showcase all EMS related courses offered within the ODEMSA boundaries" stated Adam.



2014 Regional EMS Awards

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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 2014 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 eleven 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 June 6, 2014.  Click "read more"  below to download the Award Application.



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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