Nick DiCaprio obtained his Emergency Medical Technician-National Registry from Tidewater Community College in 2006 and soon began volunteering with the VA Beach Department of EMS.
In addition to responding to 911 EMS calls for help as an attendant in charge on an ambulance, Nick became an active member with the Search & Rescue/Bike Team.
Over the next three years, Nick obtained his EMT-Enhanced, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic certification.
In 2009, Nick stepped into the career side of the house as a Paramedic/Firefighter with Currituck Fire and EMS.
In 2012, while working with Currituck Fire-EMS, he was promoted to Captain where he managed a number of special projects including Training along with Quality Assurance-Quality Improvement.
In 2016, Nick moved from Currituck to a Career Medic position with the Virginia Beach Dept of EMS. Nick took on several special operation positions including SWAT Medic, Marine Medic, and a paramedic with the Hampton Roads Regional Medical Strike Team.
Nick has also assisted in several department projects including Criminal Mass Casualty Incident [CMCI] training and serving as the Department of EMS’s representative to the City Manager’s Advisory Council.
He holds an Associate’s Degree in EMS from Tidewater Community College and is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree in EMS at Western Carolina University.
Congratulations Nick on your promotion to the position of Career Captain-Virginia Beach EMS.
Thanks to VA Beach EMS for sharing information.
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