VA Beach EMS Volunteers & Career Staff Train To Become “Stop The Bleed” Instructors

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Did you know that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma? The trauma could be the result of serious injury from accidental or intentional harm. A person could bleed out in just minutes if immediate action is not taken to stop the bleeding and anyone with proper training may help to…

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One Day Holiday Shop Until You Drop-Support the Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad

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On December 1st, 2018, between the hours  of 9am and 3pm, the Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad located at 5145 Ruritan Court, will host their 1st annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar! Come out, find that unique holiday gift. You will be supporting the Kempsville Rescue Squad and help the volunteers raise operational funds. After you shop, take a tour of the rescue…

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VA Beach EMS Announced Promotion of Career Paramedic Nick DiCaprio to VA Beach EMS Captain

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Nick DiCaprio obtained his Emergency Medical Technician-National Registry from Tidewater Community College in 2006 and  soon began volunteering with the VA Beach Department of EMS. In addition to responding to 911 EMS calls for help as an attendant in charge on an ambulance, Nick became an active member with the Search & Rescue/Bike Team. Over…

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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…

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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…

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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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