Posts Tagged: save lives

Congratulations VA Beach EMS Basic Life Support Academy Class 25 Graduates

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In June, 2018, VA Beach EMS Basic Life Support Academy Class 25 graduation ceremony was held at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy. 34 new EMT students under the direction of VA Beach EMS Instruction Supervisor Karin Pettinger and VA Beach EMS Senior Paramedic Anthony Siciliano successfully completed the 16 week of emergency medical pre-hospital care course….

Creeds Volunteer Rescue Squad Awarded VA Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Grant To Purchase Stryker Power Load Stretcher System

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With a $24,000 grant from the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, the Creeds Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad is able to purchase & install in their ambulance, a Stryker Power Load Stretcher System. The new stretcher load system meets the most recent crash safety recommendations for SAE J3027, enhancing the safety and injury prevention to…

VA Beach EMS Volunteer Tyler Sneads Next Big Adventure-Degree In Nursing

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Two years ago, Tyler Snead heard a VA Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, “Lives Need Saving” radio ad offering free EMT training to qualified people willing to volunteer with the Rescue Squads of  VA Beach. At the time, Tyler had no medical background but was looking for something new to do and decided to check into what…

Doctor Stephanie Krebs Louka Honored with the Nicole Dawn Kielar Award

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Recently, VCU Hospital graduating EMS Fellow Stephanie Krebs Louka, was presented the Nicole Dawn Kielar Award for her work promoting and improving  EMS care on a regional, national and international level. Stephanie began her love for emergency medicine as an EMT with the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. Her compassion too help the sick and injured…

Retired USCG Captain Pete Seidler Awarded Certificate of Commendation for EMS Service by VFW Post 392

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“Service Above Self!” After retiring from the Coast Guard, Pete Seidler made the decision to once again serve. Pete began volunteering as an EMT basic with the VA Beach Rescue Squad nearly 10 years ago, caring for the sick & injured. Today Pete serves as an Advanced EMT Volunteer with VA Beach EMS. Recently VFW General…

VA Commonwealth University Health Child Center-Day Care Worker Recognized For Saving The Life of A Child With CPR

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Dr Stephanie Krebs Louka knows from first hand experience that CPR saves lives. Several years ago Dr Louka began her journey into emergency medicine as a volunteer EMT with VA Beach EMS.As an EMT she was taught “Healthcare Provider CPR.” While on duty Stephanie used her training to save a patients life and was recognized…