Posts By: Bobby Hill

Congratulations Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue-Paramedic Mike Rifenburgh On Acceptance As A Career Medic With Virginia Beach EMS

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Mike Rifenburgh is a National Registry Paramedic (NRP) and Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) who brings over 10 years of patient care experience from a diverse array of specialties. He began his career with the Department of Rheumatology at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Mike became an active member of the Children’s Emergency Response Team, medical branch, that…

April 19-25, 2020 Is National Volunteer Week

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It’s National Volunteer Week. Here is a shoutout to the 400 + operational volunteers and the 100+ support team volunteers serving with the Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Department of EMS. Did you know that Virginia Beach has the largest volunteer-based EMS system in the United States? Isn’t that awesome! Our…

Meet Grey Hodges, Virginia Beach EMS Career Medic

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Grey Hodges is a Virginia Beach native and a 2009 graduate of Frank W. Cox High School. She grew up hearing stories from many family friends about┬átheir experiences volunteering with VBEMS. These stories are what inspired her to start her journey with the agency. After graduating from James Madison University in 2014 with a major…

VA Beach Public Library Helping To Enhance VA Beach First Responders Personal Protective Equipment With Face Shields

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The Virginia Beach Public Library staff stepped up to help Virginia Beach First Responders enhanced their PPE gear with the addition of visors made with the libraries 3-D printer. Using their 3-D printers, the staff made visors that accept a plastic snap on sheet protector that could be worn over first responders regular face masks….

Logan Portlock-Plaza Rescue Squad Volunteer Paramedic Transitions To Career Medic Position With Virginia Beach EMS.

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Logan started his EMS career with VBEMS, volunteering with Plaza Volunteer Rescue squad, nearly four years ago. Shortly after joining, he enrolled in TCC to obtain his paramedic certification and associates degree. While volunteering, Logan became an emergency department technician at Sentara Norfolk General. After obtaining his paramedic certification, he began to work on becoming…