Support Team Volunteers Staff Critical Behind The Scene Rescue Squad Positions

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Did you know, over 100 men and women volunteer in support-administrative positions with the Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach? People like Kempsville Rescue Squad “support team” volunteer, Denny Stewart, fill vital internal roles in the rescue squads and Virginia Beach EMS, allowing operational “on the street volunteer EMT-Medics” to focus on responding to the emergency…

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Doctor Cliff Cutchins, Welcome Aboard the VA Beach EMS Duty Physician (EDP) program.

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Dr. Cutchins began his path in emergency medical prehospital care directly out of high school, joining the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, more commonly known in the Virginia Beach EMS system as, Rescue 8/14. Early in his volunteer career with the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, Cliff earned his EMT basic certification and quickly moved up…

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Dr. Amir Louka, Welcome To The VA Beach EMS Duty Physician (EDP) Program

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“The VA Beach EMS Duty Physician program provides an opportunity for direct physician involvement in the full range of minute-to-minute pre-hospital operations. EDPs are licensed physicians who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to also function as EMS providers. They bring the full depth of a medical school education, a residency, and a comprehensive set…

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VA Beach EMS Career Paramedic Kaleigh Zehr Promoted to Captain Field Operations

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Kaleigh began her EMS career in 2010 with the Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, where she progressed from an EMT-B to Paramedic. She served as a Field Training Officer and a Skills Proctor along the way. After working in medical transport and as an emergency department tech, she was hired as a career paramedic with Virginia…

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Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad Named “2019 Volunteer EMS Agency of the Year” by EMS World

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In the fall of 2019, volunteers from the Princess Anne Courthouse Rescue Squad (PACHVRS) travelled to New Orleans for the 2019 EMS World Expo, where they received the ZOLL sponsored “2019 Volunteer EMS Agency of the Year Award.: This is their story in their own words: The Courthouse volunteers have served the emergency medical needs of…

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Congratulations VA Beach EMS Newest Volunteer Paramedics

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Recently, Virginia Beach Department of EMS Chief, Ed Brazle presented advanced life support credentials to  Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Volunteer-Mike Mui [left] and Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad Volunteer-Jeff Henderson [right]! Did you know that all training is free when you join the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach? To learn more about how you can…

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