Wednesday, 24 January 2018

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EMS Category 1 CE and Auxiliary Course Funding Program

education signThe Tidewater EMS Council, Inc. seeks proposals from qualified EMS educators, organizations and jurisdictions (“vendors”) to plan and conduct Category 1 EMS continuing education courses and/or EMS auxiliary courses throughout the Tidewater EMS region. The council intends to contract with one or more vendors or optionally employ individuals to plan and conduct these courses. Funding associated with this program is available for approved courses conducted between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

The full Request for Proposals is available at: pdf TEMS Request for Proposals EMS CE and Auxiliary Courses rev 6 27 17 (143 KB) . Please review the RFP in its entirety prior to submitting proposals. Any future revisions to the RFP along with questions and answers will be posted on this website. An electronic proposal submission form is available here.

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App helps with autism aommunication

Autism Talk App LogoA year ago, a former law enforcement officer and mother of a child with autism started the Autism Law Enforcement Response Training (ALERT) program to help law enforcement and ther first responders learn how to respond to individuals on the autism spectrum during an emergency. Since then, the program has expanded to include fire and EMS, and it has trained personnel from 29 agencies in four states.  To meet a need repeatedly brought up at these trainings, ALERT has developed an interactive communication app, Autism Talk. 

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The heat is on!

goodsambeatheatEMS personnel cannot avoid exposure to the heat and humidity of Hampton Roads’ summers. Nor do we have much choice in the uniforms we wear. However, there are things you can do to reduce the effect of heat stress on your body and work performance.

Before Your Shift:
• Stay physically fit through a good diet and routine exercise. Maintain a healthy weight.
• Review your medications. Some medications can make it harder for the body to respond to heat stress and make you more susceptible to getting a sunburn. Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you have questions about your medications.
• Avoid drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages with large amounts of caffeine or sugar within eight hours of your shift. Energy drinks should be avoided.

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TEMS has surplus for sale and free

The Tidewater EMS Council periodically identifies surplus items and makes them available at extremely discounted prices or for free. All items are available first come, 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.
 

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Upcoming Events

CISM Team Meeting
Tue Feb 06 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Feb 14 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Washington - Lincoln Day Office closed in observance of the holiday
Mon Feb 19 @12:00AM
Audit and Finance Committee - TEMS
Thu Feb 22 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
OMD Committee Meeting -
Tue Mar 06 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Mar 21 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
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
Wed Jun 06 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Jun 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM

Upcoming Classes

PFRES CEU Class Day 1
Mon Jan 29 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
ACLS UPDATE
Mon Jan 29 @ 9:30AM - 04:00PM
PFRES CEU Day 2
Tue Jan 30 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Basic Life Support
Tue Jan 30 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
PFRES CEU Day 3
Wed Jan 31 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
PFRES Day 4
Thu Feb 01 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
PFRES CEU Day 5
Fri Feb 02 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Basic Life Support
Mon Feb 05 @ 9:30AM - 01:30PM
PALS
Tue Feb 06 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
ACLS PROVIDER (2 Day)
Thu Feb 08 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
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