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2015 TEMS Education Expo - Call for Presentations
The Tidewater EMS Council is pleased to announce that the 2015 TEMS Educational Expo for EMS and Nurses will be held on March 19-22, 2015. The Call for Presentations is open and can be found by clicking here. Registration for the Education Expo will open in December 2014.

Tidewater EMS Council Recognizes Excellence in EMS
The Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. honored all areas of emergency medical services during its annual regional EMS awards held June 15, 2014 at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. Awards were given to those nominated by their peers for their exceptional level of service to the region's EMS system.
The 2014 Tidewater EMS Council Regional Award Recipients:
  • R. C. Dailey Award for Excellence in EMS – Lorna J. Ramsey, Tidewater Community College
  • Bruce W. Edwards Outstanding EMS Administrator – Joseph "Rusty" Chase, Isle of Wight Department of Emergency Services (retired)
  • Outstanding EMS Agency – Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
  • Outstanding EMS Provider – Amy L. Ward, Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
  • Frank M. Yeiser, Jr., MD Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a Physician – Calin V. Maniu, MD, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a Nurse – Anne B. Mach, RN, Sentara Virginia Beach General Emergency Department and Tidewater Community College
  • James M. Wagenbach Outstanding Prehospital Educator – Kevin T. Holloway, Chincoteague EMS, Accomack Co. Dept. of Public Safety, Eastern Shore EMS Council
  • Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Officer – Tracy Dove, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior ($1,000 Scholarship) – Samantha White, Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin Fire and Rescue, Southampton High School

TEMS Announces Third Round of Grants to Attend National Conferences
The Tidewater EMS Council is offering a third round of grants to help EMS providers attend national EMS conferences. The program will pay registration, travel and hotel costs for selected individuals who are affiliated with EMS agencies in the Tidewater region. This third round of grants will support attendance for up to five awardees at any upcoming national EMS conference before June 15, 2015. Those interested in obtaining a grant should apply no later than July 18, 2014.
Tidewater EMS Protocol Smart Phone/Tablet Apps Available
The Tidewater EMS Council is very pleased to announce the release of its first smart phone application. The app includes the latest TEMS Medical Protocols and related tools. The Android version will be updated in the near future to include the same functions that are now found in the iOS version. Plans for additional features are in the works and will be available through version updates.Submit suggestions for improvements to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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