October 7th, 2018 Is “National LED Light Day

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October 7th we celebrate National LED Light Day. For the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach, LED lights mean that drivers of vehicles are better likely to see our emergency vehicles when responding to 911 EMS calls for help. This is especially true during the day time when older sealed beam lights just didn’t carry the…

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Did You Know That VA Beach EMS Offers Free EMT Training As A Combination of Online Instructions & Evening Workshops?

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Just a couple of years ago, the Virginia Beach Department of EMS stepped into the world of, “On Line Learning,” offering Emergency Medical Technician training through a hybrid curriculum, combing online instructions with one evening a week technical workshop for 16 weeks. This was a leap for the VA Beach EMS Training Division. Many of the training…

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VA Beach Emergency Medical Services Announced Promotion of Captain Christi Budy To Brigade Chief

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Christi Budy, while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, began her career in Emergency Medical Services as a volunteer EMT with Radford University Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known in the arena of EMS care as RUEMS. During this time frame, Christi would return to her home to Virginia Beach and run ambulance…

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VA Beach Emergency Medical Services Announced Promotion of Captain Rick Baker To Brigade Chief

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The Virginia Beach Department of EMS recently announced the promotion of VA Beach-EMS Captain Rick Baker to the position of VA Beach-EMS Brigade Chief. Rick began his EMS career in 1996 when he joined the Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, more commonly known in the local public safety arena as “Rescue Station 9.” He received his EMT…

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A Shoutout To VA Beach EMS Volunteer Basic Life Support Academy Class 26 Graduates

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In August 2018, VA Beach EMS Basic Life Support Academy Class 26 held their graduation ceremony at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy. Before a full house of family members, friends, sweethearts and fellow EMS volunteers, 30 new first responders took the EMT Provider Oath, which was followed by an evening of light refreshments and a lot…

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Be Prepared-Sign Up Today For The September Free “Hands Only CPR Training Class” Offered By The VA Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

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  People having an out of hospital,  “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” event will die from it often within minutes unless rapid intervention in the form of CPR followed by the application of an AED is administered. You can help someone in sudden cardiac arrest survive through 3 steps. 1. Dial 911 immediately. 2. Push hard and fast on the…

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