The 2018 Regional EMS and NSPA Preparedness Awards Program on May 31 will include a fantastic presentation entitled "An Introduction to the Court System" presented by Gillian Deegan, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Botetourt County.

Have you ever been to court for one of your calls? How well would you do against a defense attorney? Take the stand and see for yourself at this year’s annual EMS banquet and education program. This is an education of a life time as the Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney, Gillian (Jill) Deegan introduces you to the court system in an all audience interactive session.

Prior to coming to Botetourt, Jill had her own law practice in Salem, Va. where she concentrated on criminal defense and family law. She served as a Probation and Parole Officer in the 23rd Circuit before attending law school. She also worked as a Police Officer for the Roanoke County Police Department and a Deputy Sheriff for the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, she served in the United States Army Reserve.

You will receive 2.5 hours of continuing education. The CE presentation begins at 3:00pm, and the awards presentations and reception begin at 5:30.

The Jefferson Center, Fitzpatrick Hall - 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke. Parking is available.

You are cordially invited to attend the Western Virginia EMS Council and Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance Regional Awards Banquest on May 31, 2018. Click here to RSVP or call 540.562.3482.

Our own WVEMS Field Coordinator, Mike Garnett was featured in the news in Montgomery County with the Stop the Bleed national awareness campaign! You can see the news story here: 

Launched in 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.

You can find more information on the Stop the Bleed Awareness Campain by clicking here or you can contact our office!

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