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Coordinating the Emergency Medical Services System for Western Virginia.

The Western Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council maintains an important presence in EMS in the Western Virginia EMS Region. We are a major element of the EMS system. Given statutory authority and recognition by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Council works closely with the Virginia Health Department’s Office of Emergency Medical Services. Through our contractual obligations with the Commonwealth, we are the implementation arm for many programs and activities.


Serving the Region

WVEMS integrates and coordinates resources to ensure a system of rapid response and expert patient care from the 18 jurisdictions, 10 hospitals and more than 90 EMS agencies in the region. WVEMS delivers, facilitates, and/or coordinates services such as planning and training, through its programs and affiliations, to benefit the regional EMS system.

Additionally, WVEMS:

Services to EMS and the greater healthcare community provided by the Council are many and varied – click on View Services to learn how WVEMS can assist you and your organization. Quick reference resource links and documents may be found under the Resources section.

Jurisdictions Served:


Regional Hospitals:


Local EMS Agencies


Regional Population


Service Area: WVEMS is one of 11 regional EMS councils in Virginia. It serves the fourth, fifth and twelfth planning districts of Virginia, encompassing the following localities: Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Floyd County, Giles County, Franklin County, Henry County, Montgomery County, Patrick County, Pittsylvania County, Pulaski County, Roanoke County, City of Covington, City of Danville, City of Martinsville, City of Radford, City of Roanoke and City of Salem.


How We Can Help

Professional training, education and specialty programs designed to help deliver the highest quality of emergency care.  

Regional EMS Planning

WVEMS staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the various methods of EMS program structures and operations and are a valuable resource available to agencies, jurisdictions and hospitals to aid in their routine EMS program evaluation. 

Regional Coordination

In addition to advancing coordination within the region’s EMS system, WVEMS is affiliated with programs which have EMS adjacent responsibilities and enhance the emergency response capability for WVEMS jurisdictions.

EMS Education & Training

WVEMS coordinates Council, EMS agency sponsored or hospital and specialty care center initiated continuing education, training programs and functions. The Council offers EMS Education Program Support, EMS Educator Support , and an EMS Instructor Network.

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