Posts Tagged: volunteers

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….

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 Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Announced VA Beach EMS Volunteer 2018 Grant Recipients

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Did you know that the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach purchase their emergency equipment and supplies through public donations and grants? As strange as it may seem, in the largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the volunteer rescue squads provide 911 emergency medical and trauma care 24/7 and do not charge for their…

New Virginia Beach Computer Aided Dispatch System Adds An Ambulance To Initial Structure Fire Assignment

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With the implementation of the new Virginia Beach Communications-Computer Aided Dispatch system, the VA Beach Department of EMS & VA Beach Fire Department decided to add an ambulance to the initial fire dispatch assignment to all structure fires in Virginia Beach. This change took place on February 27th, 2018. Previously, an ambulance was dispatched to structure fires…

VA Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads 1st Quarter 2018 LifeLine Magazine Available Online

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The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads 1st Quarter 2018 Lifeline Magazine is available in electronic format. Check out what is happening within EMS across the Commonwealth of Virginia. You can find the link to the 1st Quarter 2018 Lifeline and previous Lifeline Editions at: VAVRS-LifeLine 2018-1st Did you know that EMT training is free…

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…