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The Fall 2022 Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Cycle is now open.  The grant cycle and will close on September 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm (EST). To ensure the most favorable grading, emphasis should be placed on completing the application thoroughly. EMS agencies seeking to apply for RSAF funding ARE ENCOURAGED TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THEIR RSAF APPLICATION FROM THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA EMS COUNCIL. To schedule an appointment for assistance with completing an RSAF application, please contact the council office at (276) 628-4151. Please click on the link below to view more information about this program, including information on an upcoming pre-award technical assistance webinar.

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is hiring for a number of part-time positions. Please click read more to view the position descriptions and submit an application.

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council Board of Directors will meet on March 17, 2022, beginning at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Council office located at 506 Piedmont Avenue, Bristol, VA, 24201. Public attendance is welcome.

Members of the public will be able to address the Board at their convenience during the time designated on the agenda.

Bristol Regional Trauma Center will transition to a Level III Trauma Center on February 1.  Below are some important details we want to share with you about this change. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office or the Ballad Health EMS Liaison at any time to discuss this process and any questions you may have. Specific details are provided below by clicking the "Read More" link.

New plan and protocol updates have been approved by the Southwest Virginia EMS Council Board of Directors at their March 17, 2022, meeting.Regional protocols updates for Cardiac Arrest—Asystole, Cardiac Arrest—Pulseless Electrical Activity, Cardiac Arrest—V-Fib Pulseless V-Tach, Medical—Tachycardia, and Medical—Respiratory Distress-Asthma-COPD have been posted. In addition, changes to the regional Hospital Diversion plan are available for download.
Regional EMS plans (including the MCI, Strategic EMS, Stroke Triage, and Trauma Triage plans) are reviewed and revised as needed annually. The most recent versions of these plans and protocols, along with our most recent annual report, are posted to our website and available for download.  To review or download plans, please click on this link.  You may also review our most recent Annual Report under the "About Us" menu tab from our website. Protocol updates are available from our mobile app and for download from our website.

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