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2018 Annual OMD Workshop

The annual OMD workshop will be held at the Bedford County Fire & Rescue Headquarters at 1185 Turning Point Road in Bedford.

March 22, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch will be provided.

Open to all Virginia EMS Operational Medical Directors.

Don’t miss this opportunity to fulfill the requirements for maintenance of your Virginia EMS Physician endorsement. Virginia EMS Regulations require attendance at two workshops over the course of each five year endorsement period. 

Co-Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of EMS, and the Western Virginia and Blue Ridge EMS Councils. Please follow this website to register: 

Link to Register


2018 BREMS Regional Awards Banquet

It is that time of year again! 

Our Regional Awards Program is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 pm.  The location is the City View by the James located in the Bank of the James Building at 828 Main Street #2002 in Lynchburg, VA 24504.

Click here to check out our venue!


The Award nomination deadline is Friday, May 11th. There are twelve (12) Regional Categories that become State Nominees after the Regional Awards Program has completed.  


Please take the time to recognize the great EMS providers we have in this region for all of their hard work and dedication!  

To help with the task submission of nominations, please click on the following link for a short nomination form

This comes straight to our office. 


Thank you all for your support and dedication to the Regional EMS System!


icon Regional Award Guidelines for 2018

icon 2018 EMS Excellence

icon 2018 Health and Safety Award

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding Administrator

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding EMS Educator

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding EMS Agency

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding Nurse with Contribution to EMS

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding Physician with Contribution to EMS

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding Prehospital Provider

icon 2018 Award for Outstanding Telecommunicator

icon 2018 Linda Boon Scholarship for Outstanding High School Senior 


Please make sure if you have high school seniors in your organization, that you make them aware of the Linda Boon Education Scholarship Award. The awarded scholarship is $2000.

RSAF Grant Application Help

We have included a basic powerpoint and a grant application overview that will assist localities in preparing your grant application.  


icon RSAF Grant Application Guideline

icon RSAF Grant Application Overview


2017 Governors Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Virginia Governors Award Winners from the Blue Ridge EMS Council!

We are so very honored and proud to have you serve this region.

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Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMSJune Leffke, Flight RN & Paramedic - Centra One & Captain of Boonsboro Vol. Rescue

Outstanding Prehospital Provider ~ Benjamin Bond, Flight Paramedic - Centra One




EMS Category 1 CE and Auxiliary Course Funding Program

The Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge 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: icon BREMS Request For Proposals - EMS CE & Auxiliary

 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 our website starting on or before August 1, 2017. 

  • Deadline for submission of proposals for Category I EMS Continuing Education courses is December 31, 2017. 
  • Deadline for submission of proposals for Auxiliary courses is open and continues until April 30, 2018 or until designated Auxiliary course funding for the BREMS region is fully obligated, whichever comes first.  


The instructor application is located below. This application return policy would be preferred by electronic submission. However, we will accept applications by mail or hand delivered to the BREMS office at 1900 Tate Springs Rd, Suite 14, Lynchburg VA.

Click Here for the BREMS Instructor Application



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