Brigade Chief Brett Johnson is a Virginia Beach native and began her career with Virginia Beach EMS in 2006 as a volunteer with the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad upon completing high school at Cape Henry Collegiate. While attending Virginia Tech, Chief Johnson continued volunteering her time with the VBVRS and served in many leadership positions, as well as one of the coordinators of their Annual Oyster Roast. Upon graduation in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Chief Johnson continued her studies and became a certified Paramedic, earning an Associate’s degree in EMS. In March of 2013, Chief Johnson was hired as a career Paramedic with the Department and was promoted to EMS Captain in March of 2017. During her time as a Captain, she has served in the Operations Division and has been a part of numerous programs and special events. Brett is a member of the Virginia Beach Incident Management Team (VBIMT) and is the Program Manager of the Marine Medic Team. Currently, she is working on her Master’s degree in Emergency Management & Homeland Security from Arizona State University and plans to graduate in December of 2021.
Story and photo repost from Virginia Beach EMS Facebook.
Did you know, volunteering with the Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach often opens doors of opportunity to Fire-EMS career positions and medical school?