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URGENT Information Regarding Aproaching Roanoke Memorial Sat April 26
Due to the Blue Ridge Marathon on Saturday April 26th, various street closures will affect traffic to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Jefferson Street will be completely closed for Elm Ave to Walnut Ave.  Traffic approaching from the north should exit I-581/US220 South at Exit 6 Elm Ave.  Turn right (west) on to Elm Ave and then make an immediate left (south) on to Williamson Rd (next to Jefferson College).  Follow Williamson Rd to Jefferson Ave.  Turn left (south) on to Jefferson Ave and continue normally.  NOTE: Jefferson Street will be one lane, with cones in place, but you will not have to cross the runners' path.
Traffic approaching from the south should continue on US 220 North to Elm Ave, turn left (west) to second light, Williamson Rd and continue as above.  Runners will be on Broadway Ave and McClanahan St and their paths' will have to be crossed several times if normal approaches from the south are used.
Traffic Incident Management Training
VDEM along with VSP and VDOT is offering additional opportunities for Traffic Inscident Management System in Franklin County at The Franklin Center in Rocky Mount on April 30th and in Henry County at Henry County Emergency Services Training Center in Martinsville on May 1st. Both locations will offer classes from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and repeated 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  Additional classes will be held in the New River Valley and Roanoke areas in the furture.  For additional information please see Traffic Incident Management Training Franklin County or Traffic Incident Management Training Henry County.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED, and links can be found on the flyers.
New IV Fluid Guidelines In Effect


Due to the nationwide shortage of IV fluids, beginning immediately, EMS providers in the WVEMS Region will only spike and use a bag of Normal Saline (or any other IV fluid) if they are responding to the following categories of patients (unless otherwise directed by medical control):

  • Hypotension, secondary to traumatic or medical issues
  • Hypovolemia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • All other patients should receive a saline lock until advised differently.

Download a copy of the IV Fluid Shortage Protocol Revision Memo from Dr. Charles Lane, Regional Medical Director.

If you have further questions, you can contact the regional council at or at


Regional EMS Awards - Nominations Open!

regional award logo and taglineNominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Regional EMS Awards! Follow this link for all the information you need to nominate your local heroes. Deadline: May 18!


Showcase your agency, your outstanding providers, your OMD, and others who are deserving of consideration for an award!


Once again, you have the opportunity to nominate someone for the Regional "WVEMS Benny Summerlin Award for Service to Local Government"  This is a very special award intended to honor someone who has demonstrated a 25-year commitment to service to EMS and other areas of local government in the ethical and dedicated manner demonstrated by Benny Summerlin. Summerlin, former WVEMS president and Henry County Administrator, was active in EMS and public service for nearly 40 years. Unfortunately, he died last year at the young age of 53.

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