Fire & EMS Information/Resources | Virginia Peninsula Community College

Fire & EMS Information/Resources

Welcome to the Virginia Peninsula Community College Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Department information and resources page. This page is for current and prospective students, faculty, staff, sponsoring agencies and clinical and field affiliates. This page provides important information and resources about each of the Department's programmatic offerings; such as student manuals, department policies and procedures, quick links to external programmatic resources, accreditation information, and more!

 

EMS Program Manual and Student Forms

 

EMS Student Medical/Physical Program Resources

 

Student Web Resources

 

Clinical and Field Affiliate Resources

 

Program Faculty and Staff Resources

 

Credit for Prior Learning

Are you a certified EMT, AEMT or Paramedic? Would you like to earn a college degree in Emergency Medical Services? Allow us to tell you how you can earn college credit for your current EMS certification(s), learn more about our Advanced Placement Credit for Certified EMS Providers policies, and put your EMS certifications to work for you!

Do you hold fire service industry certification(s) (Pro Board, IFSAC, NFA, VDFP, DFMA, VDEM)? Would you like to earn a college degree in Fire Science? Allow us to tell you how you can earn college credit for your current fire service industry certification(s); learn more about our Advanced Placement Credit for Prior Education/Certification policies, and put your fire service certifications to work for you!

 

Fire Protection, Prevention, and Suppression Programs

Virginia Peninsula Community College Fire and Emergency Medical Services Program offerings include Fire Services programs in Fire Structural Firefighting, Protection Systems (Fire Alarms and Fire Sprinkler Systems and an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology. Students who complete specific courses and/or programs may be eligible to earn National Fire Academy certification(s) and/or eligibility to sit for industry credential examinations. Virginia Peninsula offers a challenging, yet rewarding online fire science program, which can be completed entirely online, from a location convenient to you.

 

Fire and Emergency Medical Services Program Accreditation

Basic Life Support Accreditation

The Virginia Peninsula Community College EMT program has been conferred accreditation as a Virginia Basic Life Support (BLS) Education Program by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services. This designation is a status signifying that a program has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards established by the Office of Emergency Medical Services in compliance with Virginia Administrative Code 12 VAC 5-31. 

To contact the Virginia Office of EMS Division of Educational Development:

1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: 804-888-9100
Fax: 804-371-3108
www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services

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Paramedic Program Accreditation

The Virginia Peninsula Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

Fire Science Program Accreditation

The Virginia Peninsula Community College Fire Science Program has received designation as a United States Fire Administration National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program. The Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition certificate  is an acknowledgement that a collegiate emergency services degree program meets the minimum  standards of excellence established by FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy (NFA).

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American Heart Association Training Center

The Virginia Peninsula Community College Fire and Emergency Medical Services Education Department is and authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center (VA20970) for traditional and hybrid, initial certification, recertification and instructor courses in HeartSaver, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

 

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Training Center

The Virginia Peninsula Community College Fire and Emergency Medical Services Education Department is a National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Authorized Training Center for the delivery and instruction of initial certification and recertification NAEMT courses such as Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), and Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC).