Division Of EMS
Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services
The Division of EMS, established in 1996,
consists of two faculty members who focus on aeromedical and ground
operations, EMS personnel training, and HAZMAT and disaster operations.
Division faculty are both regionally and nationally involved in EMS
professional and educational organizations as well as actively engaged
in clinical research. They also provide medical oversight for a
wide range of EMS services.
The Division is responsible for the paramedic training program in conjunction with the local community college, Critical Care Paramedic training/ certification, Pegasuscritical care air and ground operations, hospital based ALS and BLS response units, MedCom communications center, intermediate providers training programs and the regional prehospital quality improvement program.
The prehospital program provides medical direction to rescue squads and training to EMT-Basics, Shock Trauma Technicians, Cardiac Technicians and EMT-Paramedics in Central Virginia and throughout Virginia.