EMS, fire, law enforcement, dispatchers, emergency department staff and all other public safety responders face a host of challenges everyday. Among the challenges are burnout, brownout, job stress, PTSD, suicide, personal safety, active threats, diseases and more. To help combat those challenges, the Tidewater EMS Council and the Tidewater CISM Team present Taking Care of Our Own, October 20-23, 2016 in Chesapeake. This conference is for EMS, fire, law enforcement, dispatchers, other healthcare and public safety providers, the behavioral health community and private employers featuring topics on health and safety, stress management, leadership and preventing infectious diseases. More information and register.
Read more: Taking Care of Our Own Conference Supports the Responders
The Virginia General Assembly convened January 13 and adjourned on March 12, 2016. This sixty-day session included a number of EMS, fire and other public safety bills and resolutions for consideration by the assembly. TEMS provides an EMS, fire and public safety bill list with links to the actual bill text and information found on General Assembly's legislative information system. Those interested can also visit the LIS and search for any topic of interest as well.
Read more: Virginia General Assembly Concludes its 2016 Session