The Virginia Beach Department of EMS announced the promotion of VA Beach EMS Career-Senior Paramedic Michael Brown to the position of Captain.
While serving in the United States Navy, Mike, like many service men and women, wanted to give back to the civilian community.
In 1997, Mike decided to apply to be a volunteer with the Davis Corner Fire Department & Rescue Squad.
At Fire-Rescue Station 2, Mike brought his military skills and talent in support of the volunteer departments mission, “Service-Outreach and Fellowship.”
In 2000, while volunteering with Rescue Station 2, Mike’s quest to provide the best pre-hospital medical care, lead to him training and earning certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic.
Mike also served as a Squad Truck Supervisor, Squad Truck Training Officer and as a Field Training Instructor to new volunteer EMTs and Paramedics.
Mike transitioned out of the United States Navy in 2004 and was soon hired to be a career paramedic with the in the first group of City of VA Beach EMS career paramedics.
Mike moved up the career ladder becoming a Senior Paramedic and Acting Field Supervisor. He’s a certified instructor in many EMS related areas including ACLS, PHTLS and CMCI and serves as the lead instructor for medical portion of the Virginia Beach Police Department academy classes. Mike was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation twice and was selected as the Outstanding ALS Provider of the Year for 2018.
Congratulations Captain Mike Brown.
Thanks to VA Beach EMS for information.
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