Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) – Spring 2019 Cycle  Grant Opportunity

The financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations. Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members. Access E-Gift at: Click Here

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is announcing the Spring 2019 cycle of the RSAF competitive matching grant program. OEMS will accept applications from nonprofit licensed EMS agencies and other Virginia EMS organizations operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia between February 1 until March 15, 2019. The period of performance for RSAF is 12 months, beginning July 1, 2019. Eligible applicants must submit a proposal through the EMS – Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT) before 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 15, 2019, including an itemized quote, verification of the agency’s Federal Identification Number (FIN), and appropriate e-signatures.

Applications must be received through E-GIFT with all appropriate e-signatures, price quotations, and other relevant information by the application deadline, 5 p.m. EST, March 15, 2019. FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Luke Parker, grants manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (804) 888-9106.

You can find detailed information about the RSAF Grants Program as well as E-Gift using this link:

Northern Virginia EMS Council is happy to offer assistance to agencies in preparing and reviewing grant requests.  Please contact us at 877-261-3550 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Nov. 15, 2018

Media Contact: Marian Hunter, public relations coordinator, 804-888-9116, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(RICHMOND, Va.) – The 2018 Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award winners were announced at the 39thAnnual Governor’s EMS Awards Ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia. These awards, given in Governor Ralph Northam’s name, recognize outstanding EMS providers and organizations from across the Commonwealth for their demonstrated level of excellence and dedication to the EMS system.

Presented in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Emergency Medical Services’ Annual EMS Symposium, the awards ceremony caps off the weeklong training event. The largest EMS training event in the Commonwealth and one of the largest in the nation, this year’s symposium welcomed more than 1,600 participants. The symposium offers each participant the opportunity to earn up to 26 hours of continuing education credits for recertification as an EMS provider, via more than 360 class sessions.

“I am always so honored and astounded by the hard work and dedication that Virginia’s EMS providers demonstrate, and it’s during this special event that we can recognize all of their efforts and contributions to our EMS System,” said Gary Brown, director, Virginia Office of EMS. “It is because of every one of them that we can bring the best prehospital emergency care to all people in Virginia. I am so proud of their continued commitment and congratulate all nominees and winners of the 2018 Governor’s EMS Awards.”

The VDH Deputy Commissioner for Public Health and Preparedness Dr. Parham Jaberi, who also attended the Governor’s EMS Awards ceremony said, “We are thankful to all of our EMS professionals across the state who respond selflessly to the call of duty each and every day. The awards ceremony, however, offered the chance to give special recognition to a select group of individuals and agencies who demonstrated a particular achievement or contribution within their communities over the last year.”

The 2018 Governor’s EMS Award winners are:

Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies - Fall 2018 Cycle - GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Communications sent this bulletin at 11/26/2018 04:21 PM EST

The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is announcing a NO COST grant opportunity for licensed EMS agencies to receive nasal naloxone from November 26, 2018 to March 29, 2019. All licensed EMS agencies are eligible to apply for nasal naloxone regardless of prior funding status.

Eligible applicants must have either a Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) or written authorization for the shipment of naloxone from their Operational Medical Director (OMD). Applicants must also submit an address to ship the naloxone, and a phone number for their drug enforcement agency (DEA). Regional project applications must include a list of each EMS agency involved in the grant application.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please check our website:

OR contact Luke Parker, Grants Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (804) 888-9106.

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