Posts Categorized: Local and Regional Events

Appreciation Day To Honor The Blackwater, Creeds, & Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squads

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The southend of the City of Virginia Beach receives 911 Emergency Medical Service from the Blackwater, Creeds and Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squads. On June 8th, 2019 a “Squad Appreciation Day” was held at the Princess Anne Ruritan Club, 1057 Princess Anne Road, VA Beach, VA. Residents and visitors alike were invited to meet the volunteers,…

Congratulations Virginia Beach EMS Academy Class 30 Graduates

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On April 29th, 2919, Virginia Beach EMS Basic Life Support Academy Class 30 held their graduation ceremony at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy. Twenty nine new EMT students under the direction of VA Beach EMS Instruction Supervisor Eric DeForest, successfully completed the 16 week of emergency medical pre-hospital care course. Before a full house of…

VA Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads 2nd Quarter 2019 LifeLine Magazine Online Version

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The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads-Second Quarter 2019 LifeLine Magazine online version is now available. The Lifeline Magazine provides a look at Volunteer and Career EMS agencies across the Commonwealth of VA. A few points of interest: Page 3: Sponsorhip Opportunities Available. The August, 2019 First Responder Convention will be held in Hampton, Virgina….

Princess Anne Courthouse Rescue Squad Volunteers Appreciation Day A Huge Success

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On March 24th, 2019, the Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad held an Appreciation Day at the Virginia Beach Department of EMS Headquarters, located on Virginia Beach Blvd next door to the Virginia Beach Central Library. Courthouse volunteers provided public tours of their emergency vehicles, taught, “Hands Only CPR” & “Stop The Bleed” training to…

Congratulations VA Beach EMS Career Medic-Chris West Promotion To Captain

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Congratulations Chris West on your promotion to career Captain. For Chris West, volunteering as a firefighter and EMT was a family affair that started with his mothers service at the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Chris started volunteering in 1992, joining the Knotts Island Volunteer Fire-Rescue Squad. It wasn’t long before Chris…

VA Beach EMS Academy Class 32 Kicked Off First Night Of Emergency Medical Pre-Hospital Care Training

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They made the right choice! Wednesday March 13th, 42 people from across Hampton Roads came together with the same goal. “To train together for the next 16 weeks, learning life saving skills, graduate as National Registered EMTs & answer medical-trauma calls for help.”  Virginia Beach EMS-Basic Life Support Academy Class 32. You too can volunteer…