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Opioid Exposure Guidelines

     !!!  Hazardous Exposure Alert  !!!

    -Potential Risk to Providers-

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) announced its endorsement of a new American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) document detailing safety precautions for first responders in opioid overdose situations.  To view the document in its entirity click here.




ODEMSA Announces Internal Changes and Job Openings


ODEMSA is sad to announce the departure of ODEMSA staff member Adam Alford. He will leave his position as Training Director effective August 11th. Adam has accepted a faculty position with Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, VA.  He has been a valued member of our ODEMSA family and we'll miss him.  Adam promises to stay in touch and help out with classes and tests, when needed.  We wish him  well in his new role.



In another move Megan Young, ODEMSA Program Coordinator, has been promoted to the Training Director position. She has already begun the process of training with Adam, and is excited about her new role and the challenges that face her ahead. First of which will be the administration of the Regional Training Funds Program.   We congratulate her and wish her the best in her new role.



With Megan’s promotion, ODEMSA has a full-time job opening.   The Program Coordinator position.  Application deadline for the position will be 5pm August 25th.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for oversight to assigned standing committees and the Regional Medication Kits Program. (Program Coordinator Job Description) (Apply for Program Coordinator).


Coming soon!   On August 1st ODEMSA will begin administering half a million dollars’ worth of training funds to our EMS educators. ODEMSA plans to hire a part-time position to assist the Training Director with this mission.   We are still putting a job description together and working through some administrative details, but we know the position will require a highly organized individual that is competent with Excel, who has an EMS background. If you have an interest, look for this opening soon.



Thank you for the continued opportunity to serve you.  If you haven't already, please consider how you can affect change within the EMS system by serving on an ODEMSA committee, helping with training, testing, or in some other capacity.  Together, we will forge ahead to optimize emergency medical services within our region.




Powhatan Online EMT Class


ODEMSA Hosting a Hybrid EMT Course


All didactic portions of the class are online.  Labs meet every Tuesday at Powhatan Fire Station 2 starting Sept 5, 2017.  There are also three Saturday courses.  Attendance in 100% of the lab is expected.  For more information, see the application packet.  


Mandatory first night paperwork meeting Monday, August 21, 2017 at Powhatan Fire Station 2. 



  1. Must be at least 16 years of age on or before Aug 21, 2017 (no exceptions can be made)
  2. Must have a valid, healthcare provider CPR card. Online-only CPR courses will not meet the requirement. A list of acceptable CPR courses is included in the application packet.
  3. Have access to reliable internet.
  4. A self-motivated learner!

Click here to download the application. Applications must be received on or before Aug 21, 2017. Please contact Megan Young at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 804-560-3300 for more information.



Regional Award Winners- 2017


       ODEMSA is Pleased to Annouce our 2017 Regional Award Winners 


ODEMSA congratulates all of our award winners. The winners we recognize every year do not ask us to honor them. They don’t do it for the accolades.  We know they prefer to go quietly about their business of saving lives every single day.  But it is important for us to recognize these amazing and selfless individuals because without their service and sacrifice, our citizens would have no one to rely on in their time of great need.


Each of them are now automatically nominated for the 2017 Governor’s EMS Award, and they will each be recognized at the 38th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium during the Awards Banquet.


Facebook Promotion

Follow ODEMSA on Facebook!!!

We have a new goal !!  Help ODEMSA reach 1,500 "likes" on our Facebook page.  To promote this, when we achieve our new goal, ODEMSA will randomly choose two people from the 1,500 to receive an EMS Bag ($85 value).


ODEMSA wishes to communicate--not just with the EMS agency leadership, but to the provider on the street. This page, along with our  email list service, will help get information about classes or critical updates out to you, the EMS provider.  Here's to 350 more likes!  Thanks to all who have already "liked" us and have invited friends.           ODEMSA Facebook Page - Click Here




Upcoming Events

South Central EMS Sub-Council Meeting
August 21, 2017 (18:30 - 20:30)
Consolidated Testing - Colonial Heights
September 07, 2017 (18:00 - 22:00)
ODEMSA Board of Directors
September 20, 2017 (19:00 - 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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