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May 2022

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Advance Medical Life Support (AMLS) II
08:30 - 17:30
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BLS Academy #53 – WS
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BLS Academy #51 – WS
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New Member AHA CPR
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BLS Academy #53 – WS
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Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo
08:00 - 17:00
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NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) I
08:00 - 17:00
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Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) I
08:00 - 17:00
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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) I
08:00 - 17:00
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BLS Academy #51 – WS
18:00 - 22:00
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Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo
08:00 - 17:00
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NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) II
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Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) II
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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) II
08:00 - 17:00
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BLS Academy #54 – WS
18:00 - 22:00
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Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo
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BLS Academy #52 – WS
18:00 - 22:00
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Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo
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Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo
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Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo
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EVOC
10:00 - 22:00
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OPS II
18:00 - 22:00
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BLS Academy #53 – WS
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Revive
17:00 - 20:30
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New Member AHA CPR
18:00 - 22:00
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BLS Academy #51 – WS
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BLS Academy #54 – WS
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BLS Academy #52 – WS
18:00 - 22:00
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Eastern Pediatric Trauma Conference (Virtual)
08:00 - 17:00
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Current Member AHA CPR Recert
09:00 - 13:00
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Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) I
09:00 - 17:00
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Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) II
08:00 - 17:00
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CIT for EMS
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New Member AHA CPR
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BLS Academy #53 – WS
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CIT for EMS
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CIT for EMS
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BLS Academy #54 – WS
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Mentor Leadership with Chief Hundley
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CIT for EMS
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BLS Academy #52 – WS
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VB Rescue Training

This is a calendar for classes offered by the VB Rescue Training Institute primarily for the EMS providers (volunteer\, career and fire) of the Virginia Beach ERS system.

May 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday 05/01
Monday 05/02
Tuesday 05/03
Wednesday 05/04
Thursday 05/05
Friday 05/06
Saturday 05/07
  • 12:00 – 16:00 VAVRS District 2 Meeting
    VAVRS District 2 Meeting
    12:00 – 16:00
Sunday 05/08
Monday 05/09
Tuesday 05/10
Wednesday 05/11
Thursday 05/12
Friday 05/13
Saturday 05/14
Sunday 05/15
Monday 05/16
Tuesday 05/17
Wednesday 05/18
Thursday 05/19
Friday 05/20
  • 08:00 – 17:00 Eastern Pediatric Trauma Conference (Virtual)
    Eastern Pediatric Trauma Conference (Virtual)
    08:00 – 17:00
Saturday 05/21
  • 09:00 – 13:00 AHA Current Member CPR
    AHA Current Member CPR
    09:00 – 13:00
Sunday 05/22
Monday 05/23
Tuesday 05/24
Wednesday 05/25
Thursday 05/26
Friday 05/27
Saturday 05/28
Sunday 05/29
Monday 05/30
Tuesday 05/31

June 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday 06/01
Thursday 06/02
Friday 06/03
Saturday 06/04
  • 09:00 – 13:00 AHA New Member CPR
    AHA New Member CPR
    09:00 – 13:00
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Effective Social Media Use in EMS
    Effective Social Media Use in EMS
    10:00 – 12:00
Sunday 06/05
Monday 06/06
Tuesday 06/07
Wednesday 06/08
Thursday 06/09
Friday 06/10
Saturday 06/11
  • 09:00 – 13:00 AHA Current Member CPR
    AHA Current Member CPR
    09:00 – 13:00
Sunday 06/12
Monday 06/13
Tuesday 06/14
Wednesday 06/15
Thursday 06/16
Friday 06/17
Saturday 06/18
Sunday 06/19
Monday 06/20
Tuesday 06/21
Wednesday 06/22
Thursday 06/23
Friday 06/24
  • 08:00 – 12:00 Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    08:00 – 12:00
    Recurs daily
  • 13:00 – 17:00 Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    13:00 – 17:00
    Recurs daily
Saturday 06/25
  • 08:00 – 12:00 Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    08:00 – 12:00
    Recurs daily
  • 13:00 – 17:00 Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    Laerdal Resuscitation Workshops
    13:00 – 17:00
    Recurs daily
Sunday 06/26
Monday 06/27
Tuesday 06/28
Wednesday 06/29
Thursday 06/30

July 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Friday 07/01
Saturday 07/02
Sunday 07/03
Monday 07/04
Tuesday 07/05
Wednesday 07/06
Thursday 07/07
Friday 07/08
Saturday 07/09
Sunday 07/10
Monday 07/11
Tuesday 07/12
Wednesday 07/13
Thursday 07/14
Friday 07/15
Saturday 07/16
Sunday 07/17
Monday 07/18
Tuesday 07/19
Wednesday 07/20
Thursday 07/21
Friday 07/22
Saturday 07/23
Sunday 07/24
Monday 07/25
Tuesday 07/26
Wednesday 07/27
Thursday 07/28
Friday 07/29
Saturday 07/30
Sunday 07/31

August 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday 08/01
Tuesday 08/02
Wednesday 08/03
Thursday 08/04
Friday 08/05
Saturday 08/06
Sunday 08/07
Monday 08/08
Tuesday 08/09
Wednesday 08/10
Thursday 08/11
Friday 08/12
Saturday 08/13
Sunday 08/14
Monday 08/15
Tuesday 08/16
Wednesday 08/17
Thursday 08/18
Friday 08/19
Saturday 08/20
Sunday 08/21
Monday 08/22
Tuesday 08/23
Wednesday 08/24
Thursday 08/25
Friday 08/26
Saturday 08/27
  • 09:00 – 13:00 AHA Current Member CPR
    AHA Current Member CPR
    09:00 – 13:00
Sunday 08/28
Monday 08/29
  • 18:00 – 22:00 BLS Academy #53 - Ops III
    BLS Academy #53 - Ops III
    18:00 – 22:00
Tuesday 08/30
Wednesday 08/31
  • 18:00 – 22:00 BLS Academy #54 - Ops III
    BLS Academy #54 - Ops III
    18:00 – 22:00

September 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday 09/01
Friday 09/02
Saturday 09/03
Sunday 09/04
Monday 09/05
Tuesday 09/06
Wednesday 09/07
Thursday 09/08
Friday 09/09
Saturday 09/10
  • 08:00 – 17:00 Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) I
    Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) I
    08:00 – 17:00
Sunday 09/11
  • 08:00 – 17:00 Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) II
    Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) II
    08:00 – 17:00
Monday 09/12
Tuesday 09/13
Wednesday 09/14
  • 18:00 – 22:00 BLS Academy #54 - Ops IV
    BLS Academy #54 - Ops IV
    18:00 – 22:00
Thursday 09/15
Friday 09/16
Saturday 09/17
  • 09:00 – 13:00 AHA Current Member CPR
    AHA Current Member CPR
    09:00 – 13:00
Sunday 09/18
Monday 09/19
Tuesday 09/20
Wednesday 09/21
Thursday 09/22
Friday 09/23
Saturday 09/24
Sunday 09/25
Monday 09/26
Tuesday 09/27
Wednesday 09/28
Thursday 09/29
Friday 09/30

October 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Saturday 10/01
Sunday 10/02
Monday 10/03
Tuesday 10/04
Wednesday 10/05
Thursday 10/06
Friday 10/07
Saturday 10/08
Sunday 10/09
Monday 10/10
Tuesday 10/11
Wednesday 10/12
Thursday 10/13
Friday 10/14
Saturday 10/15
Sunday 10/16
Monday 10/17
Tuesday 10/18
Wednesday 10/19
Thursday 10/20
Friday 10/21
Saturday 10/22
Sunday 10/23
Monday 10/24
Tuesday 10/25
Wednesday 10/26
Thursday 10/27
Friday 10/28
Saturday 10/29
Sunday 10/30
Monday 10/31

November 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Tuesday 11/01
  • 18:00 – 22:00 BLS Academy #55 - Ops II
    BLS Academy #55 - Ops II
    18:00 – 22:00
Wednesday 11/02
Thursday 11/03
Friday 11/04
Saturday 11/05
  • 09:00 – 13:00 AHA Current Member CPR
    AHA Current Member CPR
    09:00 – 13:00
Sunday 11/06
Monday 11/07
Tuesday 11/08
  • 18:00 – 22:00 BLS Academy #55 Ops III
    BLS Academy #55 Ops III
    18:00 – 22:00
    Recurs weekly
Wednesday 11/09
Thursday 11/10
Friday 11/11
Saturday 11/12
Sunday 11/13
Monday 11/14
Tuesday 11/15
  • 18:00 – 22:00 BLS Academy #55 Ops IV
    BLS Academy #55 Ops IV
    18:00 – 22:00
Wednesday 11/16
Thursday 11/17
Friday 11/18
Saturday 11/19
Sunday 11/20
Monday 11/21
Tuesday 11/22
Wednesday 11/23
Thursday 11/24
Friday 11/25
Saturday 11/26
Sunday 11/27
Monday 11/28
Tuesday 11/29
Wednesday 11/30
  • 18:00 – 21:00 Mentor Leadership with Chief Hundley
    Mentor Leadership with Chief Hundley
    18:00 – 21:00

December 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday 12/01
Friday 12/02
Saturday 12/03
Sunday 12/04
Monday 12/05
Tuesday 12/06
Wednesday 12/07
Thursday 12/08
Friday 12/09
Saturday 12/10
  • 08:00 – 17:00 Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) I
    Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) I
    08:00 – 17:00
  • 09:00 – 13:00 AHA Current Member CPR
    AHA Current Member CPR
    09:00 – 13:00
Sunday 12/11
  • 08:00 – 17:00 Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) II
    Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) II
    08:00 – 17:00
Monday 12/12
Tuesday 12/13
Wednesday 12/14
Thursday 12/15
Friday 12/16
Saturday 12/17
Sunday 12/18
Monday 12/19
Tuesday 12/20
Wednesday 12/21
Thursday 12/22
Friday 12/23
Saturday 12/24
Sunday 12/25
Monday 12/26
Tuesday 12/27
Wednesday 12/28
  • 18:00 – 21:00 VBEMS Leadership Principles
    VBEMS Leadership Principles
    18:00 – 21:00
    Recurs monthly
Thursday 12/29
Friday 12/30
Saturday 12/31

January 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday 01/01
Monday 01/02
Tuesday 01/03
Wednesday 01/04
Thursday 01/05
Friday 01/06
Saturday 01/07
Sunday 01/08
Monday 01/09
Tuesday 01/10
Wednesday 01/11
Thursday 01/12
Friday 01/13
Saturday 01/14
Sunday 01/15
Monday 01/16
Tuesday 01/17
Wednesday 01/18
Thursday 01/19
Friday 01/20
Saturday 01/21
Sunday 01/22
Monday 01/23
Tuesday 01/24
Wednesday 01/25
Thursday 01/26
Friday 01/27
Saturday 01/28
Sunday 01/29
Monday 01/30
Tuesday 01/31

No events.

February 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday 02/01
Thursday 02/02
Friday 02/03
Saturday 02/04
Sunday 02/05
Monday 02/06
Tuesday 02/07
Wednesday 02/08
Thursday 02/09
Friday 02/10
Saturday 02/11
Sunday 02/12
Monday 02/13
Tuesday 02/14
Wednesday 02/15
Thursday 02/16
Friday 02/17
Saturday 02/18
Sunday 02/19
Monday 02/20
Tuesday 02/21
Wednesday 02/22
Thursday 02/23
Friday 02/24
Saturday 02/25
Sunday 02/26
Monday 02/27
Tuesday 02/28

No events.

March 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday 03/01
Thursday 03/02
Friday 03/03
Saturday 03/04
Sunday 03/05
Monday 03/06
Tuesday 03/07
Wednesday 03/08
Thursday 03/09
Friday 03/10
Saturday 03/11
Sunday 03/12
Monday 03/13
Tuesday 03/14
Wednesday 03/15
Thursday 03/16
Friday 03/17
Saturday 03/18
Sunday 03/19
Monday 03/20
Tuesday 03/21
Wednesday 03/22
Thursday 03/23
Friday 03/24
Saturday 03/25
Sunday 03/26
Monday 03/27
Tuesday 03/28
Wednesday 03/29
Thursday 03/30
Friday 03/31

No events.

April 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Saturday 04/01
Sunday 04/02
Monday 04/03
Tuesday 04/04
Wednesday 04/05
Thursday 04/06
Friday 04/07
Saturday 04/08
Sunday 04/09
Monday 04/10
Tuesday 04/11
Wednesday 04/12
Thursday 04/13
Friday 04/14
Saturday 04/15
Sunday 04/16
Monday 04/17
Tuesday 04/18
Wednesday 04/19
Thursday 04/20
Friday 04/21
Saturday 04/22
Sunday 04/23
Monday 04/24
Tuesday 04/25
Wednesday 04/26
Thursday 04/27
Friday 04/28
Saturday 04/29
Sunday 04/30

No events.

 

 

****  NEW MEMBER TRAINING ****


CPR – New Member

This course is designed to provide the new (future) member with the knowledge and skills to properly perform basic life support following the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. Students learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  Participants who successfully complete the American Heart Association course completion requirements receive an AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers certification card.

Call (757) 385-1999 or email vbems@vbgov.com to register.


 

OSHA – Initial

The goal of the initial on-line OSHA training is to reduce the occupational transmission of infections caused by microorganisms sometimes found in human blood and certain other potentially infectious materials.

New members should complete the initial on-line OSHA Training.  Members who are returning from leave and/or members who did not complete the annual OSHA refresher should also complete the initial on-line OSHA Training.

All members, even members who recently completed initial OSHA training, must complete annual OSHA refresher training each October.

Initial OSHA Presentation

Find the OSHA Initial Class Here

Annual OSHA Refresher

Find the Refresher class on our Training Page

For questions about OSHA Initial Training, please contact Instruction Supervisor Eric de Forest at EDefores@vbgov.com.


 

BLS Academy – EMT Training Course

Virginia Beach EMS members attend the BLS Academy to complete the initial Emergency Medical Technician course.  Please see the BLS Academy page for additional information.


 

Defensive Driving Course

VBEMS members are eligible to take the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) offered by the City of Virginia Beach.   These courses do not offer driver points.

Please call 385-1999 or email rjackson@vbgov.com or emstrain@vbgov.com to register.

Anyone arriving after 1:00 PM will not be permitted in class.

DateLocationTime
To Be Announced

 

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

Parks & Rec, Admin Building, 2154 Landstown Road, Room 1011300 – 1630

 

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)

The Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) is patterned after the State Office of Transportation Safety EVOC guide. The course emphasizes safe driving skills. Additionally, the course provides the member the vehicle codes of Virginia and Policies of VBEMS. This course is designed to increase the situational awareness of the emergency vehicle operator and reduce the number of crashes involving emergency vehicles. The course includes classroom and driving range skills.

Please note that this is a multi-day course and it must be completed in sequence:

  • Phase I: Online
  • Phase II: Online
  • Phase III: Day Driving Range
  • Phase IV: Night Driving Range

EVOC certification requires you to attend all sessions of the course. Saturday/Sunday lunch is at your own expense. Pre-registration is mandatory. Walk-in students will not be able to be accommodated. EVOC students must have a Virginia Beach EMS departmental ID badge in order to participate in the class.  Please call (757) 385-1999 or e-mail EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

Notes:

  1. * The Phase II presentation (normally in classroom before COVID-19 format) will be sent to students, upon registration for the virtual session.
  2. * The Phase III/IV day is an “All in one” EVOC date, for a limited # of “in person” EVOC students, that upon successful completion, will meet written and practical components of the course.
  3. * EVOC students should park up front and wait in their car or outside until close to class time.
  4. * There is a COVID-19 related self-check when in the front of the VBEMS HQ/Training Center
  5. * Masks are provided, and to be worn in building, (hand washing on arrival)
  6. * Masks are to be also worn in the ambulance with EVOC safety vests at all times, (consider spatial distance when in classroom and when outside units), Masks & Vests to include commentary drive time.
  7. Pack a cooler with water to drink and lunch/dinner/snacks to eat and or money for quick drive through/pick up during meal breaks.
  8. Academy students dress in your duty uniform and EMS ID card.
  9. BLS Interns can wear either station uniform or Business casual with your EMS Id badge.
  10. Everyone must have closed toed shoes, and should include weather apparel as needed.

Modified COVID – 19 Catch up format Practical Date  (Time: 1000-2200)

Schedule:  1000 Start:  Review, Written exam, Driving policies
                   Lunch break,
                   Phase III–Day driving, 
                   Dinner Break,
                   Phase IV Evening/night driving 
(Paperwork inside after III & IV, end by 2200, at VBEMS HQ/TC)

 Limited student sign -ups, the same as this weekend.  Registration for Two teams of 4 students  (8 students per day)

To register call 385-1999 or email: EMSTrain@vbgov.com   (Please provide: Name, station/agency, Contact #, academy #)

Questions about our EVOC Program?  Contact Instruction Supervisor: Eric de Forest edefores@vbgov.com


AIC Release Program

As providers graduate the BLS Academy or come into our organization with existing EMT credentials, they are placed in the attendant in-charge release program to orient them to VBEMS and verify their skills in the field.

Click here for more information on this ongoing program.


Operations Track

The VBEMS Operations Track is a valuable program designed for orange-badge AIC interns who are working towards being released.  The program provides both required classes and some strongly recommended classes, with the goal to enhance new members’ awareness and to be better versed with our EMS system, geography and Emergency Response System resources.

Yellow-badge BLS academy students may also participate in the programs; however, it does not take priority over student field clinical shifts. Red-badge recruits may also start working on the programs while waiting to start an academy.

Some class sessions have limited seating and orange-badge interns will have priority as they work to get released.  The program has a signature sheet which should be printed out and brought with the intern, student or recruit as they register for and attend the courses.

To register for the classes, call the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at 4160 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or send an e-mail to EMSTrain@vbgov.com.

Interns will need to use the following signature form to track completion of the operations track courses:

Operations Track Courses

CourseRecommendation/Required
Operations I: AIC Intern Field OrientationRequired
Operations II: ALS Assist, 12 Lead ECG, Protocols, LUCASRequired
Operations III: VBEMS EVOC (or other OEMS-approved EVOC program)Required
Operations Session IV: North City Operations Tour:  Geography ( Stations: 14, 8, 22, 1, 4, 2, 15, 16, 3) ER’s: VBGH, SI-ER, SLH, SNGH, Nightingale, CHKD, Specialty Call locations: VB Boardwalk, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Millers Store Road Airport Alert) +  Map Book orientation,  VB Geography, VBEMS Specialty Team locations & Fuel LocationsStrongly Recommended
Operations Session V: South City Operations Tour: Geography, (Stations: 21, 5, 19, 9, 10, 13, 6, 17), ER’s: SPAH,  Chesapeake Regional,  Specialty Call locations: City Jail, Juvenile detention center, City Courts, North Landing Bridge  + City Garage, VBEMS Special Teams & Fuel LocationsStrongly Recommended
Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness: Orientation to special operations teamsStrongly Recommended
Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour: Communications/EOC, Radio UseStrongly Recommended

Operations II: ALS Assist, 12 Lead ECG, Protocols, LUCAS:

Operations III: VBEMS EVOC – please see the EVOC section (above)

Operations IV: North City Operations Tour

DateMeeting Location to Start Tour Time            
To Be ScheduledRescue 1, 3769 E. Stratford Road0800-1700

Operations V: South City Operations Tour

DateMeeting Location to Start Tour           Time           
To Be ScheduledRescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy0800-1700

Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness

DateLocationTime 
 To Be Scheduled  

Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour

DateLocation Time             
To Be Scheduled  

 

**** EMS PROVIDER RECERTIFICATION ****


CPR – Recertification

The COVID-19 has changed the way we do business.  Monthly CPR classes have been canceled.  This was done to control the spread of the virus and to protect the students and instructors.

Currently, the plan is to teach CPR at the beginning of the next EMT academy when we are back to normal business.  We will probably not have a lot of lead time for a class announcement.  So, when we ask for instructors to help it will be very last minute.  We will hopefully get back to our regular monthly CPR schedule at that time.

The AHA has extended expiration dates for instructor and provider cards.

For Instructor Cards expiring beginning in March 2020:

  •  AHA Instructor cards will be valid for 120 days beyond their recommended renewal date.
  • Management of this extension, and any record-keeping, will be the responsibility of the Training Center.

For AHA Provider Cards expiring beginning in March 2020:

  • AHA Provider Cards will be valid for 120 days beyond their recommended renewal date.

AHA has put out guidelines for those instructors who must teach classes during the next month. Please read the attached AHA Training Memo that was disseminated on March 10,2020.

e-Cards:

The Department of EMS has totally switched over to e-cards for all students and instructors.  As noted, you have not completed the course until the card has been claimed.

Please make sure that you are telling students that they need to claim their card.  It is the student’s responsibility to get copies of cards to their agency.  Students are under the impression that their agency gets a copy of their card.  This department does not receive notification when a card is claimed.

Due to Executive Order 51, office staff members have been reduced.  Some are teleworking when possible.  If you have questions, please understand it may take us longer to respond to most emails.

Call (757) 385-1999 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

DateLocationTime
Tuesday, January 12, 2021VBEMS HQ1800-2200
Tuesday, January 26, 2021VBEMS HQ1800-2200
Monday, February 1, 2021VBEMS HQ1800-2200
Tuesday, February 23, 2021VBEMS HQ1800–2200

OSHA Refresher

The goal of the on-line OSHA training is to reduce the occupational transmission of infections caused by microorganisms sometimes found in human blood and certain other potentially infectious materials.  This training is provided by informing and educating the EMS provider in the use and limitations of methods of control that may prevent or reduce exposure. Please review the training program thoroughly, taking notes as needed, and complete the short post-test following the program.

The initial on-line OSHA Training (under new member courses) is designed for new members or members who are  returning after an extended leave.  All members, even members who recently completed initial OSHA training, must complete annual OSHA refresher training each October.

Annual OSHA Refresher

Virginia Beach EMS conducts annual OSHA refresher training every October.  The Refresher Training will be available the first business day of October on the VBEMS Moodle site at learn.vbems.com.

For questions about the Annual OSHA Refresher Program, please contact Instruction Supervisor Eric de Forest at EDefores@vbgov.com.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Recertification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators. Providers enhance their skills in treating adult patients of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS Provider Course Completion Card.

Completion of a precourse packet is required for admission to the class.  Please contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

  CEs Awarded for ACLS Recertification
 Topic Hours
 ALS Area 16: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation3.5
 ALS Area 17: Cardiology4.5

Note:  Part I and Part II must be taken in order and within the 1 week period 
             The 8 hour “all day” class is a complete recertification class


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.  Providers enhance their skills in treating pediatric patients of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association (AHA) PALS Provider Course Completion Card.

Completion of a precourse packet is required for admission to the class.  Please contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

 CEs Awarded for PALS Recertification
 Topic Hours
 ALS Area 16: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation1.5
 ALS Area 17: Cardiology3
ALS Area 19: Medical1
ALS Area 20: Operations2.5

Continuing Education

VBEMS offers continuing education classes that support CE requirements for VaOEMS and NREMT.

Please contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations

ALS CEsTopicHours
Area 18Trauma3
Area 20Operations1
BLS CEsTopicHours
Area 13Trauma3
Area 15Operations1

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DatesLocationTime
To Be Scheduled EMS HQ 
  EMS HQ 
  EMS HQ 

ALS/BLS Medical 1

ALS CEsTopicHours
Area 19Medical4
BLS CEsTopicHours
Area 14Medical4

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ALS/BLS Medical 2

ALS CEsTopicHours
Area 19Medical4
BLS CEsTopicHours
Area 14Medical4

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ALS/BLS Operations & Cardiovascular

ALS CEsTopicHours
Area 17Cardiovascular2
Area 20Operations2
BLS CEsTopicHours
Area 12Cardiovascular2
Area 15Operations2

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EMT/AEMT Airway & Cardiovascular

ALS CEsTopicHours
Area 16Airway, Respirations & Ventilation2
Area 17Cardiovascular2
BLS CEsTopicHours
Area 11Airway, Respirations & Ventilation2
Area 12Cardiovascular2

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DatesLocationTime
To Be ScheduledEMS HQ 
  EMS HQ 

EMT/AEMT Cardiac Arrest Management

ALS CEsTopicHours
Area 17Cardiovascular1
Area 20Operations3
BLS CEsTopicHours
Area 12Cardiovascular1
Area 15Operations3

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**** EMS SPECIALTY PROGRAMS**** 

CMCI

Recent events throughout our country have spurred a national discussion on the survivability of victims and safety of first responders during active shooter events and other forms of aggressive deadly behavior. Developed in response to these types of incidents, Virginia Beach EMS created this course that integrates lessons learned from the responses to recent attacks and emphasizes the importance of immediate interventions on potentially preventable causes of death. During this 4 hour course, members will learn concepts relating to rescue task force movement, hemorrhage control, and triage. Students will have the opportunity to review previous incidents, apply concepts related to on-scene command, critical decision making, and proper placement of apparatus. This class combines both classroom learning and practical stations to better develop members’ skill set on wound packing, tourniquet use, and patient extraction.

Register for classes using the Member Portal.  Instructions are available here.

Difficult Airway Management

This course is required for all RSI-trained paramedics and any remaining seats will be open to all other intermediates and paramedics.  This course will cover management of a difficult airway through information and scenarios that will challenge your skills and abilities. This course also will cover surgical cricothyrotomy, which can only be performed in Virginia Beach by RSI-trained paramedics.  In addition to providing difficult airway management training, the surgical cricothyrotomy training serves as “part 1” of the RSI course (initial or update) and this course must be attended by all RSI-trained paramedics in order to maintain the ability to perform RSI in Virginia Beach. Please contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center for information and registration – (757) 385-1999 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com.  Non-RSI paramedics and intermediates will be put on a waiting list to ensure all RSI paramedics have the opportunity to enroll in these courses.  Additional opportunities to take this course will be offered in the future.

Electronic Patient Care Reporting (Elite)

This course covers the use of Elite – our patient care reporting software through a mixture of instruction and hands-on exercises.  Additional topics include an overview of Virginia EMS law as it pertains to patient care reporting, how your reports are used within the Department, by Sentara, and other entities. This course is intended for EMT Interns and released EMTs as well as other operational members who do reports.

The online class is located here.

Leadership Training and Officer Development

Virginia Beach EMS Leadership Training and Officer Development opportunities are not just like taking another class or series of classes.  Instead, they are an ever-growing and ever-changing series of seminars, courses and opportunities that members can take advantage of in order to become better leaders, learn more about themselves, grasp a better understanding of EMS and their role with in it and develop knowledge, skills and abilities that will help prepare the member for leadership positions.  Priority placement is reserved for active released AICs.  Any questions about these opportunities should be directed to Deputy Chief Hundley at jhundley@vbgov.com. Please contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or at EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register for sessions.  All classes will be held at the EMS HQ and Training Center unless attendees are advised differently.

Essentials of VBEMS Leadership – Part 1

Two four-hour sessions that cover leadership styles, ethics, communications, mentoring and subordinate development and team building. You must attend both nights in the same week.

PEPL

Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL) is a 16-hour course that provides EMS and Mobile Healthcare (MHC) practitioners at all levels with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively interact with patients and their families, other medical personnel, co-workers, supervisors and community residents at large. The course covers topics and skills in the following areas:

  • Personal and professional values and beliefs
  • Understanding the concept of “service beyond self”
  • Personal responsibility for ethical decision making
  • Strategies for conflict resolution
  • Serving as an ambassador for the profession, agency, and community

Through course presentation, dialogue, and learning activities, including written and video case studies, students will explore the importance of ethics and personal leadership, identify their leadership roles in civic life as individuals, family members, professionals, and members of the community, and practice the skills important to the exercise of personal, ethical leadership.

This course is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, other mobile healthcare practitioners, and emergency responders. PEPL is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

To register for this class contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com.  Prior to the start of the class, you will be sent a link to the NAEMT website to electronically enroll yourself in this course. CEUs will be offered.

Mass Casualty Treatment Area Operations

The goal of this class is to improve disaster preparedness within VBEMS.  Class consists of an hour of lecture reviewing mass casualty incident management concepts and key positions within the Medical Branch of an ICS organization.  Students will set up treatment and rehab areas, learn about equipment available for a MCI response, and practice moving patients and providing care in a disaster setting.  Continuing education credits are provided. Class size is limited to 20 students and is open to ALL approved VBEMS members who have completed FEMA classes (e.g. ICS 100/200/700/800).Family, friends, and interested organizations may attend the class as patients. This is a hands-on class.  Participants should be prepared to lift equipment and simulated patients and work with equipment on the ground.  Wearing of long duty pants, safety shoes, and durable gloves is encouraged. Register for classes using the Member Portal.  Instructions are available here.

MCI I/II

Incident Management Awareness and Operations

To register for this class contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com.CEUs: 8 Hrs of ALS and BLS Cat. 2 CEUs

Mentor/Proctor Training

Are you a proactive mentor with your student or intern? We all want trainees to thrive and progress. In some way, shape or form, if you are a released operational provider, you are a mentor to new students and interns. Whether you realize it or not, you affect those you run with on shift and train with at the station. Your actions and habits around new members sets the tone for their experience. It can be a lasting impression. Is it a positive, supportive role that you emulate? Do you provide effective communication and constructive feedback? Are you tuning into your trainee and their needs, or are you turning off trainee interest without realizing it? Find out how good experiences and quality feedback build up new trainees, motivates and provides direction towards success. The Mentor/Proctor Courses are designed to provide you a better awareness as a mentor/AIC to work with new members in our system, including our VBEMS BLS Academy students and EMT Interns.  We cover adult learners and learning styles, the difference between Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor evaluation, BLS Academy student competency requirements, proper completion of field evaluations, OEMS Psychomotor evaluation, and information and requirements for joining our vital VBEMS Proctor Team, which is part of our EMS Training Team.  This is good information for all members and the course provides 4 hours of CE.

For questions, contact Instruction Supervisor Eric de Forest at 757-385-2975 or EDefores@vbgov.com.

Register for an upcoming course by contacting the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com.

Naloxone (Narcan) REVIVE Kit Training

As you know, there is considerable attention these days on the rising number of opiate overdose deaths across the nation.  This has led to dramatic changes, including easy access to Naloxone (Narcan) by family and friends of potential overdose victims.  Meanwhile, the City of Virginia Beach has been an active participant in efforts to enhance the capacity of our first responders. Virginia Beach EMS is activating a new protocol that will allow EMT’s to administer Naloxone as well, which will eventually be part of our regional protocols. All Virginia Beach ambulances will receive a REVIVE Naloxone kit.   Specifics about administration, storage and restock are included in our training program.  You must complete the training prior to utilizing these kits. Online training is available on Moodle (our online learning management system) at http://learn.vbems.com

All EMTs must complete the program prior to being released as an AIC.  If you have any questions about BLS Naloxone training please feel free to contact Instruction Supervisor Karin Pettinger via email KPetting@vbgov.com or call (757) 385-2972. If you have any questions related to the protocol or related regulatory issues please feel free to contact Division Chief John Bianco via email JBianco@vbgov.com or call (757) 385-5002.

National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

A new coordinated, multi-disciplinary training program developed through the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) available for all emergency responders and those supporting Traffic Incident Management operations. This training puts police, firefighters, state and local departments of transportation, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders on the same page, leading to a safer, faster, integrated responder team.

Training Provided at NO COST, Receive 4 hours of in-service credit through DCJS, OEMS, or VDFP.To Register, Contact: Jim Stanek at James.Stanek@VDOT.virginia.gov.

PHTLS

NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. (Source) To register for this class contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com.  Prior to the start of the class, you will be sent a link to the NAEMT website to electronically enroll yourself in this course. CEUs will be offered.

RSI – Initial Course

The initial RSI course is for experienced paramedics only who wish to be able to perform RSI in the Virginia Beach system.  Among other things, this course is designed to provide experienced students, through both didactic and practical training, with knowledge of advanced airway management with special emphasis on recognition and management of a “difficult airway” along with the requisite general RSI knowledge and pharmacology. Prospective RSI students must:

  • Be an active operational member in good standing in the Virginia Beach system (regularly and consistently providing patient care during prehospital transport)
  • Be TEMS-released as a paramedic for one (1) year
  • Be regularly and consistently fulfilling his/her minimum duty requirements per the EMS Duty Policy
  • Not have any disciplinary action in the past twelve (12) months
  • Not have any issues related to patient care in the past twelve (12) months
  • Have high-quality documentation skills that includes, but is not limited to, not having any issues with his/her patient care reports/documentation and not having any missing or incomplete reports for the past twelve (12) months

RSI – Recertification Course

All RSI paramedics are required to successfully complete the annual RSI re-certification course, Usually offered during November/December, RSI paramedics must continue to meet the following requirements:

  • Be an active operational member in good standing in the Virginia Beach system (regularly and consistently providing patient care during prehospital transport)
  • Be regularly and consistently fulfilling his/her minimum duty requirements per the EMS Duty Policy
  • Not have any disciplinary action in the past twelve (12) months
  • Not have any issues related to patient care in the past twelve (12) months
  • Have high-quality documentation skills that includes, but is not limited to, not having any issues with his/her patient care reports/documentation and not having any missing or incomplete reports for the past twelve (12) months

Questions regarding ongoing designation as a RSI paramedic should be directed to Brigade Chief Jeff Meyer (JMeyer@vbgov.com).

VBEMS EVOC Instructor Course

We are looking for positive, motivated VBEMS operational members, who are interested in making an investment in the development of our department, by joining our EVOC Instruction Team.  They are dedicated, positive professionals, training new providers in Emergency Vehicle Operations, which incorporates defensive driving, emergency and non-emergency driver safety and awareness, proper use of a backer and hand signals.  Instruction team members teach and evaluate practical driving skills and driving in the community. For those who have not taken EVOC recently, our department’s course consists of:

Phase I: EVOC online program with post test
Phase II: EVOC Classroom session with written exam
Phase III: Day Driving (Cone course & commentary drive)
Phase IV: Night Driving (Driving skills & commentary drive)EVOC Instructor candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Department of EMS approved and released AIC/Driver in good standing for at least 3 years,
  • Complete a VBEMS EVOC Instructor Application
  • Complete a new DMV Background check through EMS Admin.  (385-1999)

Once approved for the Instructor course, Interns will be required to:

  • Successfully complete the VBEMS EVOC Instructor Course with written test
  • Successfully complete the Instructor Internship process within 6 months of the Instructor course.

Each candidate is required to team teach/intern a minimum of two or more sessions for each of the phases listed below.   

            Phase II: EVOC Classroom
            Phase III: Day Driving
            Phase IV: Night Driving

To Register for the Instructor Course: If you are interested and meet the general criteria, please fill out the online EVOC Instructor application and submit to EMS Administration.  You can submit the completed application by email to EMSTrain@vbgov.com or drop it off at EMS HQ’s front desk.  Once the application is submitted, you’ll need to get a DMV Background form to complete from EMS Administration and turn it in when filled out.

If you have any questions about the Instructor course, please contact Instruction Supervisor, Eric de Forest, edefores@vbgov.com.