We are saddened to lose Steve Davis, a long-time friend, supporter and board member. Davis, of Giles County passed away on Sunday, February 11. He was active in EMS for many years. Davis was a member and past captain of  the Giles County Rescue Squad, a member of the board of directors of the Western Virginia EMS Council, and very active in the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads. Steve was retired from Celanese Corporation, and then from the Virginia Department of Health. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

WVEMS is now accepting bids from instructors, Education Coordinators, training centers, ALS Coordinators, EMS agencies, local governments, etc. to offer Category 1 Continuing Education and approved auxiliary courses throughout the region. Thanks to a cooperative opportunity with the Virginia Department of Health Office if EMS, funding is available to pay an hourly rate for qualified 33-hour CE courses, and a per-student payment for approved auxiliary courses.

The Western Virginia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, Inc. paid tribute to its regional EMS personnel for their selfless acts of service at the council's annual awards ceremony, May 23, at the American Legion, Salem, VA.  Regional award winners were nominated by thier peers for thir high level of achievments in the EMS field.  

Recipients of this year's regional awards will have the chance to compete for the prestigious 2017 Governor's EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium's Annual Awards Ceremony, November 12 in Norfolk.  

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