Posts Tagged: save lives

WTKR Channel 3 News Presented VA Beach EMS Marine Rescue Team Member Ben Dobrin With The “People Taking Action” Award

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The 2018 Virginia Beach Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Virginia was held recently at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front. This years event was held under a beautiful blue sky that masked the cold water & air temperatures facing the plungers, supporter and the First Responders. Every year water rescue specialist from across the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond…

Congratulations VA Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad-Squad Commander Travis Smith & Assistant Squad Commander John Neumayer

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Recently Virginia Beach EMS Chief Ed Brazle presented Squad Commander credentials to VA Beach Rescue Squad Volunteer Travis Smith and Assistant Squad Commander credentials to VA Beach Rescue Squad Volunteer John Neumayer. Volunteer management and leadership positions are critical to the operations of the ten Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach. It takes a dedicated individual to…

Virginia Beach EMS Career and Volunteers Train For Criminal Mass Casualty Calls

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Recent events throughout our country have spurred a national discussion on the survivability of victims and safety of first responders during active shooter events and other forms of aggressive deadly behavior. The Virginia Beach Department of EMS created this course that integrates lessons learned from the responses to recent attacks and emphasizes the importance of…

Welcome Home Jahmelle Sherman-VA Beach EMS New Administrative Specialist

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  Awesome news from the Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services. Jahmelle Sherman has been hired as the new Administrative Specialist I.  Jahmelle began here volunteer service in 1998 when she joined the Davis Corner Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad as a First Responder/EMT. In additional to responding to medical and trauma emergency cals…

Meet Virginia Beach EMS Paramedic Jamie Styron

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   Jamie Styron recently worked as a full-time Paramedic with Currituck County Fire/EMS for nearly 10 years where she began her career in EMS as a Volunteer EMT.  Jamie also worked for Sentara Medical Transport, Corolla EMS, and Chesapeake Fire Department. While completing the Paramedic program at Tidewater Community College, she began proctoring for the…

Trevor Kirk Princess Anne Courthouse Rescue Squad Volunteer Paramedic Promoted to Career Medic-VA Beach EMS

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  VA Beach EMS recently announced that Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad Paramedic Trevor Kirk has been hired as a career medic. Trevor began his volunteer career at the Courthouse Squad in 1994 and obtained Life Membership with Rescue Station 5/21 in 2004. During his 23 year volunteer career, Trevor has been certified at each…