Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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EMS can impact human trafficking

Human TraffickingThere are nearly 30 million victims of forced labor and human trafficking in a $150 billion industry globally. Unfortunately, the Hampton Roads region isn’t exempt from this activity. The Chesapeake Fire Department has focused on the issue of human trafficking. Their goals, and perhaps the goals that your EMS agency and fire department might set as well, are:
• To be cognizant of the subversive culture of sex and labor slavery and its existence in Hampton Roads
• To be mindful that this culture involves extremely dangerous criminals and horrendously victimized human beings
• To act as an organization in a manner that denies safe harbor for sex and labor criminal systems.

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Board fills key vacancies

Boardroom chairs

The Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors elected several new directors and filled key vacancies during its quarterly meeting on December 8, 2016. Wayne E. Shank was elected treasurer, W. Travis Kirby and Dennis J. Keane were elected to the board, and Janice E. McKay and Jeffrey J. Meyer were elected to the executive committee.

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Rotary honors Portsmouth firefighters

Portsmouth Rotary Awards 1 13 17On Thursday, January 13, 2017 the Rotary Club of Portsmouth held their 16th Annual Portsmouth Public Safety Personnel Awards luncheon. Two of this year’s honorees are Master Firefighter/Paramedic Emil Majetich and Firefighter/Advanced EMT Reginald Bolton. Both were recognized for their outstanding performance of duties and dedication to the citizens of the City of Portsmouth.

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today (11/21/2016) announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has 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, and evidence that Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid used to sedate large animals such as elephants, has made its way its way into Virginia. A Public Health Emergency is an event, either natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public.

Read more: Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Upcoming Events

Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Mar 20 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Mar 21 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Audit and Finance Committee - TEMS
Thu Mar 29 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Apr 11 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
CISM Team Meeting
Mon May 07 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
OMD Committee Meeting
Tue Jun 05 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Jun 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Jun 20 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
CISM Team Meeting
Tue Aug 07 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Aug 08 @12:00PM - 02:00PM

Upcoming Classes

Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Mar 20 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Mass Casualty Incident Management - Module I
Sat Mar 24 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 03/31/2018
Sat Mar 31 @ 6:00PM -
Basic Life Support
Tue Apr 10 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Wed Apr 11 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Thu Apr 12 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Basic Life Support
Wed Apr 18 @ 9:30AM - 01:30PM
Train-the-Trainer: OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens. Airborne & Droplet Diseases Course April 19, 2018, 8 am - 5 pm, $75.00
Thu Apr 19 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
ACLS Provider Course (2 Day)
Thu Apr 19 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Annual Infection Control Designated Officer Update, April 19, 2018, 7 pm - 10 pm, $25.00
Thu Apr 19 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
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