Posts Tagged: rescue squad

Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad Open House A Success

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In February the Davis Corner Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad was chosen  by the Virginia Beach Department of EMS to be featured on Squad Appreciation Day. The volunteers held a “community meet and greet” at the VB EMS Headquarters-Training Center on VA Beach Blvd. People from around the city stopped by to meet the Davis Corner Volunteers, toured…

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…

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…

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…