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More than one in every six people in the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (EMS) region will summon an emergency ambulance this year. The ambulance response is provided from a local level, triggered by a call to 9-1-1. The professional volunteer and career emergency medical personnel are certified, and their ambulances are licensed, by the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Emergency Med

More than one in every six people in the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (EMS) region will summon an emergency ambulance this year. The ambulance response is provided from a local level, triggered by a call to 9-1-1. The professional volunteer and career emergency medical personnel are certified, and their ambulances are licensed, by the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Emergency Med

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Voting is open for the annual TEMS Staff Halloween Door Decorating contest. Guess which scary movie is being portrayed a...
10/15/2021

Voting is open for the annual TEMS Staff Halloween Door Decorating contest. Guess which scary movie is being portrayed and vote for your favorite: https://buff.ly/3BhbQfF #TEMS #Halloween #HalloweenMovies

Voting is open for the annual TEMS Staff Halloween Door Decorating contest. Guess which scary movie is being portrayed and vote for your favorite: https://buff.ly/3BhbQfF #TEMS #Halloween #HalloweenMovies

10/14/2021
TEMS VA1 DMAT Training 10.14.21

Yesterday, members of the VA-1 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) met at the TEMS Warehouse in Chesapeake for training which included field training (logistics, setting up and supplying tents, electronic medical system) and hands-on training (respiratory and cardiac monitoring). This type of training is central to TEMS mission and provided an opportunity to strengthen the team which is a group of professional medical personnel supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff designed to provide emergency medical care during a disaster or other event. In mass casualty incidents, responsibilities include triaging patients, providing austere medical care, and preparing patients for evacuation. In other situations, DMATs may provide primary health care or augment overloaded health care staffs as VA-1 DMAT did when recently deployed to Louisiana. #TEMS

Next week the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place (October 21).  While earthquake hazard varies from region ...
10/14/2021

Next week the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place (October 21). While earthquake hazard varies from region to region, most of the Southeast is prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. The Great SouthEast ShakeOut is a regional opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
To register and for more information, please visit: https://buff.ly/2BhBtQ8 #ShakeOut

Next week the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place (October 21). While earthquake hazard varies from region to region, most of the Southeast is prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. The Great SouthEast ShakeOut is a regional opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.
To register and for more information, please visit: https://buff.ly/2BhBtQ8 #ShakeOut

Breast cancer mortality is decreasing for both black and white women, especially among younger women. However, even thou...
10/12/2021

Breast cancer mortality is decreasing for both black and white women, especially among younger women. However, even though death rates are going down, there is still more to be done to level the playing field. To learn more about breast cancer, visit https://buff.ly/3adWxbG #breastcancerawareness

Breast cancer mortality is decreasing for both black and white women, especially among younger women. However, even though death rates are going down, there is still more to be done to level the playing field. To learn more about breast cancer, visit https://buff.ly/3adWxbG #breastcancerawareness

Learn more about HRMMRS & it's mission! Visit the TEMS website: https://buff.ly/2YnkV8t or watch: https://buff.ly/3xnAIA...
10/07/2021

Learn more about HRMMRS & it's mission! Visit the TEMS website: https://buff.ly/2YnkV8t or watch: https://buff.ly/3xnAIAJ
The Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System is a collaboration including emergency management, fire departments, emergency medical services agencies, public health departments, hospitals and other healthcare organizations, and community partners from the 17 Hampton Roads jurisdictions, working together to provide emergency medical care for our community before, during and after an incident or disaster. #TEMS

Learn more about HRMMRS & it's mission! Visit the TEMS website: https://buff.ly/2YnkV8t or watch: https://buff.ly/3xnAIAJ
The Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System is a collaboration including emergency management, fire departments, emergency medical services agencies, public health departments, hospitals and other healthcare organizations, and community partners from the 17 Hampton Roads jurisdictions, working together to provide emergency medical care for our community before, during and after an incident or disaster. #TEMS

It's time again for the annual TEMS Staff Halloween Door Decorating contest. Theme this year is scary movies so make you...
10/06/2021

It's time again for the annual TEMS Staff Halloween Door Decorating contest. Theme this year is scary movies so make your guesses and vote for your favorite: https://buff.ly/3BhbQfF
#TEMS #Halloween #HalloweenMovies

It's time again for the annual TEMS Staff Halloween Door Decorating contest. Theme this year is scary movies so make your guesses and vote for your favorite: https://buff.ly/3BhbQfF
#TEMS #Halloween #HalloweenMovies

October is Breast Health Awareness Month - this means not only identifying risk factors and diagnosis statistics but als...
10/01/2021

October is Breast Health Awareness Month - this means not only identifying risk factors and diagnosis statistics but also recognizing the tools that improve the patient experience, diagnosis, and care. Learn more from this downloadable CDC Breast Cancer Fact Sheet: https://buff.ly/3o0fKpx #breastcancerawareness

October is Breast Health Awareness Month - this means not only identifying risk factors and diagnosis statistics but also recognizing the tools that improve the patient experience, diagnosis, and care. Learn more from this downloadable CDC Breast Cancer Fact Sheet: https://buff.ly/3o0fKpx #breastcancerawareness

Visit the TEMS YouTube Channel to see videos which highlight some of the EMS resources available in our region  https://...
09/28/2021

Visit the TEMS YouTube Channel to see videos which highlight some of the EMS resources available in our region https://buff.ly/3kwo2TX

Preparedness begins at home and the Tidewater EMS Council was established as a non-profit organization for the purpose of developing and implementing an efficient and effective regional EMS delivery system for Southeastern Virginia and Virginia's Eastern Shore. Since 1974, it has been TEMS' mission to facilitate regional cooperation, planning and coordination of resources to ensure rapid response and expert patient care between more than 60 local EMS agencies and 15 area hospitals. #TEMS

Visit the TEMS YouTube Channel to see videos which highlight some of the EMS resources available in our region https://buff.ly/3kwo2TX

Preparedness begins at home and the Tidewater EMS Council was established as a non-profit organization for the purpose of developing and implementing an efficient and effective regional EMS delivery system for Southeastern Virginia and Virginia's Eastern Shore. Since 1974, it has been TEMS' mission to facilitate regional cooperation, planning and coordination of resources to ensure rapid response and expert patient care between more than 60 local EMS agencies and 15 area hospitals. #TEMS

Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including #COVID19, can lead to #sepsis. Download FREE updated CD...
09/24/2021

Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including #COVID19, can lead to #sepsis. Download FREE updated CDC resources to educate yourself and your loved ones about how to prevent infections and recognize sepsis: https://buff.ly/3AzZGhy

Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including #COVID19, can lead to #sepsis. Download FREE updated CDC resources to educate yourself and your loved ones about how to prevent infections and recognize sepsis: https://buff.ly/3AzZGhy

Dr. Lewis H. Siegel, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine and medical director of the Emergency Department at C...
09/23/2021

Dr. Lewis H. Siegel, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine and medical director of the Emergency Department at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, currently serves as the President of the Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors and has been a member of the TEMS Board since 2003. Assuming this leadership role in April, 2021, Dr. Siegel presides over meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee; additionally, he directs the chief executive officer of the Corporation and executes contracts in the ordinary business of the Corporation as authorized by the Board. His role at Chesapeake Regional and commitment to the EMS community in our region make him well equipped to lead the Board for the two-year term to which he was appointed and beyond!

In this image, Dr. Lewis (on right) presents the TEMS Service award to Jeffrey Meyer for his eight years of service on the TEMS Board of Directors (September 9, 2021).

Dr. Lewis H. Siegel, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine and medical director of the Emergency Department at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, currently serves as the President of the Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors and has been a member of the TEMS Board since 2003. Assuming this leadership role in April, 2021, Dr. Siegel presides over meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee; additionally, he directs the chief executive officer of the Corporation and executes contracts in the ordinary business of the Corporation as authorized by the Board. His role at Chesapeake Regional and commitment to the EMS community in our region make him well equipped to lead the Board for the two-year term to which he was appointed and beyond!

In this image, Dr. Lewis (on right) presents the TEMS Service award to Jeffrey Meyer for his eight years of service on the TEMS Board of Directors (September 9, 2021).

Shorter Days and Cooler Weather Ahead - Enjoy and be alert to seasonal changes that impact roadway safety:  Early Evenin...
09/22/2021

Shorter Days and Cooler Weather Ahead - Enjoy and be alert to seasonal changes that impact roadway safety: Early Evening Darkness, School is Back in Session, Fall Foliage Debris

Shorter Days and Cooler Weather Ahead - Enjoy and be alert to seasonal changes that impact roadway safety: Early Evening Darkness, School is Back in Session, Fall Foliage Debris

The Tidewater EMS Council serves community primarily through three programs: - EMS system planning and coordination for ...
09/21/2021

The Tidewater EMS Council serves community primarily through three programs:
- EMS system planning and coordination for 10 cities and counties in Southeastern Virginia and Virginia's Eastern Shore
- Implementation and sustainment of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System
- Coordination and support of the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition
Take a look at this video
https://buff.ly/2NSiMvN
to learn more about TEMS and it's mission or visit our website: https://buff.ly/2XIV3n9
#TEMS

The Tidewater EMS Council serves community primarily through three programs:
- EMS system planning and coordination for 10 cities and counties in Southeastern Virginia and Virginia's Eastern Shore
- Implementation and sustainment of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System
- Coordination and support of the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition
Take a look at this video
https://buff.ly/2NSiMvN
to learn more about TEMS and it's mission or visit our website: https://buff.ly/2XIV3n9
#TEMS

Tidewater EMS Council Regional Partners, please share...
09/17/2021

Tidewater EMS Council Regional Partners, please share...

Reminder — VBEMS is hiring an Instruction Supervisor!

Job specific information, as well as the application, can be found here: http://ow.ly/NC6V50G5Nbc

Applications close on Sept. 23, so apply now!

#EMS #EMT #Paramedic #Volunteer #VBRescue

TEMS is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the Virginia EMS Symposium which will be held in Norfolk, Nov 3-7.  Registra...
09/16/2021

TEMS is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the Virginia EMS Symposium which will be held in Norfolk, Nov 3-7. Registration is open thru Oct 1: https://buff.ly/3CfBB03

This annual event provides a statewide venue for all levels of EMS providers, and their system partners of emergency nurses and physicians, to receive continuing education. More than 1,600 providers attend this five-day educational conference with over 250 courses that offer the highest quality instruction, demonstrations and training.

TEMS is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the Virginia EMS Symposium which will be held in Norfolk, Nov 3-7. Registration is open thru Oct 1: https://buff.ly/3CfBB03

This annual event provides a statewide venue for all levels of EMS providers, and their system partners of emergency nurses and physicians, to receive continuing education. More than 1,600 providers attend this five-day educational conference with over 250 courses that offer the highest quality instruction, demonstrations and training.

09/14/2021
TEMS Hurricane Season 9.14.21

Advisory vs. Watch vs. Warning - Stay Informed!
Tropical Storm/Hurricane Advisory
Issued when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations should not be life-threatening.

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watch
Issued when a tropical storm or hurricane is possible within 48 hours. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, local radio, TV, or other news sources for more info. Monitor alerts, check your emergency supplies and gather any items you may need if you lose power.

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning
Issued when a tropical storm or hurricane is expected within 36 hours. During a Warning, complete your storm preparations and immediately leave the threatened area if directed to do so by local or state officials or shelter in place if no evacuation has been ordered.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
https://buff.ly/3k9zlB5

On this day, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that took the lives of 2,977 m...
09/11/2021

On this day, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that took the lives of 2,977 men, women and children in New York City, Arlington, Va. and near Shanksville, Pa. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims and all who have been profoundly impacted by this national tragedy. There are many ways to honor 9/11 around your community and across the nation, including volunteer projects, moments of silence, 5K memorial runs and stair climbs. #NeverForget #911Memorial #September11

On this day, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that took the lives of 2,977 men, women and children in New York City, Arlington, Va. and near Shanksville, Pa. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims and all who have been profoundly impacted by this national tragedy. There are many ways to honor 9/11 around your community and across the nation, including volunteer projects, moments of silence, 5K memorial runs and stair climbs. #NeverForget #911Memorial #September11

Tune in for this TEMS Time episode, recorded last year, which discusses the important role the Critical Incident Stress ...
09/09/2021

Tune in for this TEMS Time episode, recorded last year, which discusses the important role the Critical Incident Stress Management Team plays in the lives of EMS providers.
TEMS Time is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts - listen and share this resource for the EMS community. #TEMS

Tune in for this TEMS Time episode, recorded last year, which discusses the important role the Critical Incident Stress Management Team plays in the lives of EMS providers.
TEMS Time is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts - listen and share this resource for the EMS community. #TEMS

Spread the Word About Sepsis to Help Save Lives!In a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis...
09/08/2021

Spread the Word About Sepsis to Help Save Lives!
In a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis, nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis, and 1 in 3 patients who dies in a hospital has sepsis. Sepsis, or the infection causing sepsis, starts outside of the hospital in nearly 87% of cases. Infections can put you or your loved one at risk for sepsis. Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including COVID-19, can lead to sepsis. In these unprecedented times, it is vitally important for people to know how to prevent infections and recognize sepsis.
Learn more: https://buff.ly/2Yq63Ws

Spread the Word About Sepsis to Help Save Lives!
In a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis, nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis, and 1 in 3 patients who dies in a hospital has sepsis. Sepsis, or the infection causing sepsis, starts outside of the hospital in nearly 87% of cases. Infections can put you or your loved one at risk for sepsis. Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including COVID-19, can lead to sepsis. In these unprecedented times, it is vitally important for people to know how to prevent infections and recognize sepsis.
Learn more: https://buff.ly/2Yq63Ws

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1104 Madison Plaza
Chesapeake, VA
23320

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Contact Information . . . Tidewater EMS Council, Inc. 1104 Madison Plaza Ste 101 Chesapeake, VA 23320 Telephone: 757 963-0632 Fax: 757 963-2325 E-Mail: [email protected] Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm except holidays

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Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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I am sure most have heard about the recent passing of Dr. Phil Leavy. For those that haven’t, I wanted to share the information about his service and Celebration of Life for this Saturday, March 14th.
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