How to sign up for classes in the Member Portal

Online registration is here for select classes with more coming soon.  All providers are now encouraged to do this self-service rather than call or email the admin staff.  Please follow this procedure to sign up for training. In your web browser, visit the Member Portal: https://www.vbems.com/memberportal For applicants, use...

Ambient Carbon Monoxide Detectors

AMBULANCE JUMP BAG AMBIENT CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS You may be wondering: What is this thing on my jump bag? How do I know it’s working? What do I do if its alarms keep going off? This is your Ambient Carbon Monoxide Detector. It constantly checks the air around you...

A dashboard warning light came on! What now?

Dashboard warning indicators on modern vehicles comes in two varieties:  YELLOW and RED.  Just like with traffic signal lights, yellow is used to signal Caution, and red is used to signal STOP. The most common YELLOW dashboard indicator is the Check Engine Light.  Common variations of the Check Engine...

EMT Administration of naloxone (Narcan) is IN only!

  We just wanted to clarify that the only route an EMT can provide naloxone (Narcan) is via the intranasal route.  EMT/BLS providers can obtain the naloxone (Narcan)  from the IV box, drug box or Revive kit to administer it. The TEMS protocol lists all levels of providers and...

How to sign up for training using the Member Portal

  Please follow the procedure below to sign up for training. Click the following link to visit the Member Portal. https://vbems.emsbridge.com/license/member-portal/ Sign in with your Elite username and password.   Please note this is the same username and password used in the VBEMS Member Portal.  Read this article if...

New CE Program – You Did Not Lose CEs

Are you concerned that you’re missing some continuing education credits (CEs) that you earned before the transition to the new program that started on July 1, 2016?  There is no need to worry — you did not lose any CEs that you earned prior to July 1, 2016.  Also, if...

Changes to Provider Continuing Education and Recertification

The Virginia Office of EMS (VaOEMS) will be changing the continuing education and recertification program(s) to be in line with the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) new National Continued Competency Program (NCCP).  This change will take effect this July 1st; you will not be losing any hours you already...