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Welcome to the Virginia EMS Portal!
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If you are still having difficulty accessing the EMS Portal, please call the OEMS/VDH Help Desk at 804-888-9102.
The OEMS/VDH Help Desk is available Monday - Friday during normal business hours, except for state/federal holidays.
Email VDH Helpdesk
EMS Provider Portal
Welcome to the Virginia EMS portal web site. As a reminder, your user ID is your Virginia EMS number. Your password is case sensitive.
If you are having trouble logging in, you can utilize one of the following to assist you:
1. Click on the Reset Password link under the Sign In button on the right. This will allow you to reset your password based upon your security questions.
2. Contact the OEMS/VDH Help Desk at 804-888-9102. The help desk is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours, except for state/federal holidays.
3. Email the VDH Helpdesk. Click on the Email VDH Helpdesk button on the right to send an email to the helpdesk.
Your Virginia EMS Portal is a powerful gateway to the Virginia EMS system. Through the portal you can:
1. Update your address.
2. Keep your contact information up to date.
3. Change your password.
4. Change your Security question.
5. Check your CE.
6. Confirm your recertification eligibility.
7. Obtain your eligibility to test letter for access to Va. Consolidated Test Sites and National Registry psychomotor examinations.
8. Initiate affiliating with an EMS Agency.
If you have any suggestions for improving the Virginia EMS Portal, please email your suggestions to Chad Blosser at
EMS Symposium Call for Presentations
The 41st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium, scheduled for November 10 through 15, 2020, is one of the nation's premier educational opportunities for EMS providers and Registered Nurses to obtain continuing education and network. Each year, more than 1500 registrants choose from over 350 different programs over the 5-day event. National and local educators participate to make this event one of the top pre-hospital educational opportunities in the country. The Symposium has multiple tracks covering Administration, Airway, Respiration, Ventilation, Cardiology, Educator, Heath & Safety, Leadership & Management, Medical, Operations, Pediatric, Preparatory, and Trauma.
Sessions generally run 1 hou with the exception of our specialty classes that vary in length from 3 hours up to a total of 24 hours.
The Symposium Call for Presentation Web Portal allows you to submit proposals for the annual Virginia EMS Symposium. Once you set up your account, you will be able use this portal to submit and keep track of the status of your proposals as well as review, update and submit previous submissions. You can even start a proposal and save it to finish later if necessary. Once your proposal is submitted, it will be reviewed by the EMS Symposium Committee. If selected, you will be notified by a member of the Virginia Office of EMS.
Prior to clicking the "Submit To Committee" button on the summary page, your application is considered incomplete. You must enter all required information and click the "Submit To Committee" button in order for your proposal to be considered by OEMS.
Virginia EMS Symposium categories allow for didactic as well as psychomotor activities and encourage faculty to include appropriate innovative information as part of the continuing education program. Hands-on classes are always popular! Educational categories include:
These programs are typically Virginia specific offered by the Virginia Office of EMS that pertains to the Virginia EMS system.
Airway, Respiration, Ventilation:
The Airway, Respiration, Ventilation category provides topics that involve the pathophysiology of ventilation, respiration and the use of airway, oxygenation, ventilation devices in the management of airway, oxygenation, ventilation compromise.
The Academy is specifically designed for EMTs to comply with category 1 (NCCR) requirements for recertification.
Cardiology addresses the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system including risk factors and prevention strategies. This track addresses complex issues including but not limited to stroke, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, hypertensive emergencies, vascular disorders, and cardiac rhythm disturbances.
Whether a novice or experienced educator, this track is for educators who desire access to the latest in educational methodology, alternative teaching methods, student motivation, engagement and interaction. Tips and tricks on how to design your curriculum and evaluation tools to enable your students to succeed are presented.
Health and Safety:
Health and Safety provides information on provider health and safety as it relates to pre incident, incident, and post incident activities, including (but not limited to) physical fitness, nutritional health, ambulance safety/design, impact of shift work, and roadway incident safety.
Leadership and Management:
Leadership provides tools and techniques for EMS management and supervisors. It is also appropriate at the provider level to share valuable information that will help with their upward mobility and career planning at the EMS Agency level.
Medical applies assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive/disposition plan for a patient with a medical emergency.
In addition to offering information to assist with the day-to-day operations of the EMS agency, topics include At Risk Populations, Pediatric Transport, Safety, Affective Characteristics, Crew resource Management and Research as well as other topics included in the 2016 NCCP.
This track separates out general pediatric trauma, medical, and airway classes into a single track so that these highly sought after topics can be easily found. Note that with the Virginia CE program now mirroring the National Registry, many of the pediatric topics are included in the Trauma, Medical, Airway - Ventilation - Oxygenation, and Operations area numbers.
Trauma applies assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive/disposition plan for a patient with a trauma related emergency.
We hope you will consider submitting a presentation proposal for the 41st Annual Virginia EMS System. We would love you to join our EMS family.
EMS Symposium Registration
Welcome to the 41st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium registration. The EMS Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th through Sunday, November 15th and will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. More than 350 educational sessions distributed over 13 course tracks for EMS providers, nurses and physicians will be offered this year.
There are two methods to register for the EMS Symposium, online and by paper registration.
There is no onsite registration.
Online registration is preferred and can accommodate group registration. The online registration process has many new options to assist you in selecting the educational sessions that best meet your EMS educational needs.
Online registration allows for credit card and invoice payments. EMS agencies and organizations that make payment for multiple individuals from their agency to attend Symposium should instruct individuals to register and generate an invoice. Individuals can print the invoice after completing the registration process and submit the invoice to the paying organization. When payments for group registrations are submitted, please include all invoice numbers with the payment. Once payment is processed, each registrant will receive an email that includes confirmation of their itinerary. If paying by check, be sure to include the invoice number(s) on the check and make the check payable to the Virginia EMS Symposium.
Paper registrations must include an email address along with an acceptable form of payment. Credit card payment is only processed online. Checks are acceptable and should be made payable as instructed on the invoice. Once payment is processed, the registrant will receive an email that includes a list of classes they are registered to attend at symposium.
The Virginia EMS Symposium Committee has designed an exceptional educational experience and looks forward to seeing you at the 41st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium where you will receive "an education for life".
Registration is scheduled to close , midnight.
Registering early assures greater selection of classes, especially for those classes with limited availability.
If you are registering online and have technical support questions, please email the Symposium Help Desk at
If you have questions about your registration payment, please call Sandi McGrath at 866-992-3637 or email
General Registration Inquiries:
For general Symposium registration questions, please call 804-888-9110.
EMS-Grant Information Funding Tool (E-Gift)
Welcome to the EMS-Grant Information Funding Tool (E-Gift), the new Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) online grant application system. The E-Gift will replace the Consolidated Grant Application Program (CGAP), the software program used in the past. E-Gift automates the grant process by using a web-based system to pre-populate your agency data making the grant process easier to navigate. We know you will find this user-friendly tool useful in your grant application writing and submission process.
The E-Gift system requires three types of users: an Authorized Agent, a Financial Officer and an Agency Operational Medical Director. The Authorized Agent, or grant submitter, is the person who has the ability to create and make any necessary modifications to the grant. The Financial Officer will have the capability to review and e-sign the grant. Follow the guidelines below to create these user types. The Agency Operational Medical Director (OMD) will have the capability to review and e-sign the grant. All OMD's have accounts already established with the Office of EMS. OMD's are required to use their existing account to log into E-Gift.
Licensed EMS Agencies:
A licensed EMS Agency is an agency that is authorized by the Office of EMS to provide emergency medical services in the state as an EMS agency. If you are submitting a grant for a Licensed EMS Agency you need to contact your Licensed
Agency Super User
to have your current EMS Portal account set up with E-Gift. The Agency Super User is the person who can access your EMS Agency Portal to update agency information, create user accounts, and handle affiliation requests from providers. If you don't know who your agency super user is,
to search your agency to view your agency super user information.
Once your Agency Super User has granted you access login with the EMS Portal User Name and Password to the right of this screen.
Non-Licensed EMS Agencies:
A non-licensed EMS Agency is an agency that is not authorized by the Office of EMS to provide Emergency medical services in the state (ex. EMS Regional Council, Community College, Sheriff's Office, 911 Centers, Volunteer Fire Department, etc) If you are submitting a grant for a Non-Licensed EMS Agency for the first time (using E-Gift) click on the blue button to the right of this screen that says REGISTER Once you have your account established, login with your assigned User Name and Password under EXISTING USERS and select SIGN IN.
EMS Symposium Vendors
"An Education for Life"
is the 2020 theme which brings together EMS instructors and students interested in generating new ideas and gaining valuable experience from the numerous seminars about life saving techniques. You will build new partnerships with the best minds in the business while making critical contacts with industry specialists.
Promote your products to over 1,700 career and volunteer EMS providers. There are 406 workshops in 14 tracks offer Continuing Education Credit. Virginia's innovative and well-run Symposium attracts a solid group of dedicated EMS decision makers each year. The 2020 Virginia EMS Symposium celebrates the 41st anniversary of this event and there will be two Exhibit Halls this year, one at the Marriott and one at The Main (the new Hilton property) which is across the street from the Marriott. There will be many new and exciting events this year to celebrate the 41st anniversary. The Office of EMS reserves the right to decline to permit an exhibitor to conduct and maintain an exhibit if, in the judgment of the Symposium Committee, the exhibitor or exhibit shall in any respect be deemed unsuitable. You must be licensed to sell your products in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Exhibitors are prohibited from playing recorded music, exhibiting outside of their assigned booth area or serving food or beverage.
Ambulance dealers must present the hall manager with a copy of their Virginia DMV Dealer's certificate upon arrival. Transportation displays will be set up in the Marriott Norfolk Ballroom. 135 10' x 8' booths will be set up in The Main (HiIton Hotel) in the Main Ballroom or in the hallway just outside that location. For more information on the location of the booths within the room or in the hallway, please refer to the illustration.
Standard booth rates are $900 for each 10' x 8' booth . Each booth will include pipes, drapes, a small sign identifying the exhibitor, two chairs and a skirted 6' table. Rates include exhibitor badges/participants of up to 4 per booth. An additional fee of $25 per person will be charged for more than 4 participants per booth.
Specific ambulance spaces are not assigned and can be changed by the Exhibit coordinator as needed.
No cancellations will be accepted after May 01, 2020 and no refunds will be made after that date. We reserve the right to relocate booths as needed
In honor of exhibitors' participation, there will be two special receptions and are for offered at no additional charge for attendees and vendors. The Main (Hilton Exhibit Hall) - Thursday November 12, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Marriott Exhibit Hall - Friday November 13, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m..
Exhibitor Registration at Hilton Exhibit Hall and Set-Up (Both locations)
Thursday, November 12
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 at the Hilton Exhibit Hall
8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
Saturday, November 14
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Trade Show Hours
Thursday, November 12
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 13
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Licensure, Compliance & Regulations
The Division of Regulation and Compliance is responsible for the licensure of EMS agencies and the enforcement of the EMS Regulations for Virginias EMS System.
The following links are provided for your convenience.
Drug Diversion Form
EMS Agency Status Report
Exemption/Variance Form for Providers
Exemption/Variance Form for Agencies
Special Event Permit
Sample Policies / Agreements
Find your Program Representative
If you are a Virginia EMS provider, an EMS Physician (OMD or a PDC), have submitted a Virginia EMS Symposium presentation proposal since October 2013, are a Virginia licensed EMS agency superuser or have the agency role code for either "agency update" or "agency inquiry", then you have a Va. EMS portal account and should use that user name and password.
Note: If you have an OEMS Portal account, please use that account to register for EMS symposium.
Even if you never accessed the EMS portal, have an EMS Portal account and you fit into any one of above categories then Please select one of the following three options:
1) If you remember your user name and password, then select "I have an account" option here
I have an account
2) If you do not remember your user name and password but you have successfully logged into your account in the past, then select "I forgot my password" option here
I forgot my password
3) If you have never logged in, contact the help desk at 804-888-9102 or email at OIM_WebAppsHelp-VDH@cov.virginia.gov or select "Email helpdesk" option here
If you do not fit into any of the above categories, select Sign Up option in below area in which you would like to establish a new account.
Call for Presentations
Agency Contact Details
Super User Name
640 COMMUNITY RESCUE
ABINGDON AMBULANCE SERVICE
ABINGDON VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE, INC.
ACCOMACK CO DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
BILLIE JEAN MILES
AEC Medical Transport & Rapid Response
AEROMEDICAL TRANSPORT SPECIALISTS INC
AIR EVAC EMS, INC.
AIR METHODS INC. / ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOLDINGS LLC.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND RESCUE
ALBERTA FIRE DEPARTMENT INC.
ALDIE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY INC
AMBULANCE SERVICE OF BRISTOL INC
AMELIA COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
AMELIA EMERGENCY SQUAD
AMERICAN LIFELINE MEDICAL TRANSPORT INC
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE MID-ATLANTIC, INC
AMHERST CO DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
AMHERST LIFE SAVING & FIRST AID CREW
AMISSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE CO., INC.
APPALACHIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
APPOMATTOX VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
ARARAT RESCUE SQUAD
ARCOLA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC.
ARLINGTON COUNTY FIRE DEPT
ASHBURN VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT
ASHLAND VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
ATLANTIC VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT
AUGUSTA COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE
AUGUSTA HEALTH TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
AUGUSTA HEALTH TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
BACHELORS HALL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
BASSETT RESCUE SQUAD INC
BATH COMMUNITY AMBULANCE SERVICE
BATH HIGHLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
BAYWOOD SEARCH & RESCUE
BEDFORD CO DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND RESCUE
BENSLEY-BERMUDA VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
BENT MOUNTAIN FIRST AID & RESCUE SQUAD INC
BIG ISLAND EMERGENCY CREW
BIG STONE GAP RESCUE SQUAD INC
BLACKSBURG RESCUE SQUAD
BLACKSTONE FIRE DEPARTMENT
BLACKWATER VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
BLAIRS VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE INC
BLAND COUNTY VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
BLOXOM VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
BLUE RIDGE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
BLUE RIDGE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT & RESCUE SQUAD
BLUE RIDGE VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
BOILING SPRINGS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND RESCUE SQUAD INC
BOONSBORO VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
BOTETOURT COUNTY FIRE & EMS
BOYCE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
BOYDTON LIFE STATION INC
BOYKINS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT & RESCUE SQUAD INC
BRANDY STATION VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
BRIDGEWATER VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
BRISTOL LIFE SAVING CREW, INC.
BROADWAY EMERGENCY SQUAD
BROOKNEAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC.
BROSVILLE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
BRUNSWICK EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
BUCKHALL VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
BUCKINGHAM COUNTY VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
BUENA VISTA FIREFIGHTERS INC.
BUENA VISTA RESCUE SQUAD
BUMPASS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
BURKEVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
BUSCH GARDENS - WATER COUNTRY USA
BWX TECHNOLOGIES EMERGENCY TEAM
Bolar Volunteer Rescue Squad
CALLANDS VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE INC
CALLAO RESCUE SQUAD INC
CAMP PEARY FIRE AND EMS
CAMPBELL COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY
CAMPBELL COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD
CAPE CHARLES RESCUE SERVICE INC
CAPRON VOLUNTEER FIRE & FIRST AID SQUAD
CARDINAL AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC.
CARDINAL AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC.
CARDINAL AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC.
CARILION CLINIC PATIENT TRANSPORTATION
CAROLINE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND RESCUE
CARROLL COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE
CARROLL COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE
CARROLLTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
CASCADE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
CASTLETON COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
CASTLEWOOD FIRE AND RESCUE, INC.
CATLETT VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE COMPANY
CAVE SPRING FIRST AID & RESCUE SQUAD
CCDF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT & RESCUE SQUAD INC
CENTRA HEALTH INC
CENTRAL LIFE SAVING & RESCUE SQUAD
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