Posts Tagged: save lives

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…

Be Prepared-Sign Up Today For The September Free “Hands Only CPR Training Class” Offered By The VA Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

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  People having an out of hospital,  “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” event will die from it often within minutes unless rapid intervention in the form of CPR followed by the application of an AED is administered. You can help someone in sudden cardiac arrest survive through 3 steps. 1. Dial 911 immediately. 2. Push hard and fast on the…

VBFD Retired Career Fire Captain Mike Mullins Runs His Last Shift At Same Fire-EMS Station Where His Daughter Volunteers

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  June 30th, 2018, marked Mike Mullins last shift as a career fire captain with the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Captain Mullins began his firefighting career as a volunteer firefighter-EMT with the Davis Corner Volunteer Fire Department-Rescue Squad-Station 2, more than 40 years ago. Captain Mullins transitioned from serving as a volunteer firefighter-EMS to a career…

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…