Sunday, 2 August 2015

Latest News

Fall 2015 RSAF Grants Program Opens

The Financial Assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Grants

Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations. Fall 2015 grant cycle opens August 1, 2015.

Again this cycle, TEMS Council has opted to offer individual assistance to applicants rather than to schedule a workshop.  Feel free to contact the Council at 757-963-0632 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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TEMS Announces 2015 Regional Award Winners

The Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, Inc. recognized the tremendous level of service demonstrated by EMS personnel at the council’s regional EMS awards ceremony held June 28 during “Family Day at the Ballpark” at Harbor Park stadium in Norfolk. “So many of our regional EMS responders deserve to be honored for their remarkable work, so it’s hard to choose just a few,” said Jim Chandler, executive director of the Tidewater EMS Council. “However, this year’s winners represented the strength of EMS providers who have had a positive influence in the community and in the Tidewater region. The winner of our top award, Excellence in EMS, was even responsible for making an impact in emergency services on an international level!”

Read more: TEMS Announces 2015 Regional Award Winners

TEMS Has Surplus Furniture and Electronics for Sale

The Tidewater EMS Council periodically identifies surplus items and makes them available at extremely discounted prices for sale first to the EMS and healthcare community, then to the public. We currently have used furniture, electronics and other items available. All items are available first come (and pay), first serve. All items as is, no warranty and no return. Contact Tonya Cook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 757 963-0632 for inspection and purchase.

Read more: TEMS Has Surplus Furniture and Electronics for Sale

TEMS Provides Grants to Attend National EMS Conferences

The Tidewater EMS Council supports EMS provider attendance at national EMS conferences. This grant program, supported by the council's Board of Directors' Weber Educational Fund, is for EMS providers at all levels who work or volunteer for EMS in Tidewater EMS region. The grant pays conference registration, travel and hotel costs. The current grant request cycle is open and will close midnight on August 2, 2015 for conference attendance through June 30, 2016. Funding decisions will be announced by August 14, 2015.  Download this document for more information and how to apply:  pdf TEMS Grant Program to Attend National EMS Conferences - General Guidelines rev 6-23-2015 (122 KB)

Read more: TEMS Provides Grants to Attend National EMS Conferences

TEMS Board Conducts Elections

On March 19, 2015 the Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors held board, officer and executive committee elections for a two year term. Stewart W. Martin, MD of Virginia Beach was reelected president of the board. Dr. Martin is an attending physician with Emergency Physicians of Tidewater and medical director for the Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services and all of the volunteer rescue squads in Virginia Beach. He is board certified in emergency medicine and hyperbaric and undersea medicine.

Read more: TEMS Board Conducts Elections

Upcoming Events

EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Aug 12 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
PI Committee Meetings STEMI / Stroke / EMS / Trauma
Thu Aug 13 @12:30AM - 03:30PM
Eastern Shore EMS Council
Tue Aug 18 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
PEMS-TEMS MCI Work Group Meeting
Tue Aug 25 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
OMD MEETING AT TEMS
Wed Sep 02 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
TEMS Office Closed - Labor Day
Mon Sep 07 @ 8:00AM -
Board of Directors - TEMS
Thu Sep 10 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Sep 16 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
PEMS-TEMS MCI Work Group Meeting
Tue Sep 22 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
PI Committee Meetings STEMI / Stroke / EMS / Trauma
Thu Oct 08 @12:30AM - 03:30PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Oct 14 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
PEMS-TEMS MCI Work Group Meeting
Tue Oct 27 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
Veteran's Day - TEMS closed
Wed Nov 11 @ 8:00AM -
PEMS-TEMS MCI Work Group Meeting
Tue Nov 24 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM
Thanksgiving Holiday - TEMS closed
Thu Nov 26 @12:00AM

Upcoming Classes

CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Wed Aug 05 @ 5:30PM -
AED CPR FIRST AID
Fri Aug 07 @12:00PM -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sat Aug 08 @ 8:30AM -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Tue Aug 11 @ 8:30AM -
Consolidated Testing @EVMS
Tue Aug 11 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sat Aug 15 @ 8:30AM -
CPR AED FIRST AID
Sat Aug 15 @ 8:30AM -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Tue Aug 18 @12:00PM -
CPR AED FIRST AID
Thu Aug 20 @ 5:30PM -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sat Aug 22 @ 8:30AM -
ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
Wed Aug 26 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Wed Aug 26 @12:00PM -
ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
Thu Aug 27 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sat Aug 29 @ 8:30AM -
CPR AED FIRST AID
Sat Aug 29 @ 8:30AM -
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