Posts Categorized: Local and Regional Events

VA Beach EMS Announced Promotion of Career-Senior Paramedic Michael Brown to VA Beach EMS Captain

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  The Virginia Beach Department of EMS announced the promotion of VA Beach EMS Career-Senior Paramedic Michael Brown to the position of Captain.  While serving in the United States Navy, Mike, like many service men and women, wanted to give back to the civilian community. In 1997, Mike decided to apply to be a volunteer with the Davis…

Pedestrian Safety A Concern On Pacific Avenue In Virginia Beach-Please Stay Alert

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In 2017, the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach responded to over 46,000 medical and trauma calls for help. Out of the top 10 calls for Virginia Beach EMS assistance, “accidents with injuries,” is number 8 on the list with 1,988 [citywide]. Recently the Virginian Pilot Newspaper ran an article outlining some of the ways the…

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…

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…

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…

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…