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Fire & EMS Information/Resources

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Welcome to the Thomas Nelson 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, quicklinks to external programmtic resources, accreditation information and more!

 

EMS Program Manual and Student Forms

EMS Student Medical/Physical Program Resources

Current Student Information/Clinical Notification Line: (757) 825-3505

National Registry of EMTs Candidate Handbooks

Student Web Resources

Program Faculty and Staff Resources

Clinical and Field Affiliate Resources

Fire and Emergency Medical Services Program Accreditation/Designation Information

Basic Life Support Accreditation Status (EMT)

The Thomas Nelson Community College EMT program has been conferred provisional 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 NOT an Office of Emergency Medical Services full accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation 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. Conferral of provisional accreditation is NOT a guarantee of eventual full accreditation conferral.

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

1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: 804-888-9120
Fax: 804-371-3108
www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services

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Paramedic Special Accreditation Status

The Thomas Nelson 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

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Coordinated by the Fire and EMS Education Department, Thomas Nelson Community College is designated as an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Site and a National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Training Center.

Fire Science Program - Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Designation

The Thomas Nelson 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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