Posts Categorized: Virginia Beach Volunteers Our Stories

Virginia Beach to name EMS building in honor of fallen Chief-Bruce W Edwards

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Virginia Beach EMS Chief Emeritus Bruce Edwards passed away recently after battling a sudden illness. In 1967, Bruce Edwards stepped into the arena of volunteer fire-rescue joining the Ocean Park Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. His management and leadership skills soon came to the attention of the local medical community and in 1973, he…

Its National Flag Day and A Salute To Our Nations Flag

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June 14th is National Flag Day and we salute our nations flag along with a look back to 2009 & Senior Chief-Master at Arms, Alex Hebert, standing with the American flag in Afghanistan. For several years, Senior Chief, Alex Hebert volunteered with the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad responding to medical and trauma calls for help….

Thank You Clay Camp For Serving 43 Years With The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

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A heartfelt thank you to Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad [Station 8-14] Life member Clay Camp, who has retired after 43 years of public safety service to the citizens of Virginia Beach and his rescue family. Like many EMS volunteers before him, Clay started out as an Emergency Medical Technician, more commonly known as an…

From VA Beach EMS Volunteer EMT To VA Beach EMS Career Medic To Career Captain-Liz Beatty On The Move

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Thanks to VA Beach EMS for allowing Lives Need Saving to share this article which originally appeared in the Virginia Beach EMS Facebook site. Elizabeth began her EMS career in 1985 as a member of Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad. She obtained her EMT and EMT-Cardiac Tech certification while with DCVRS, where she served as…

VA Beach EMS Volunteer Tyler Sneads Next Big Adventure-Degree In Nursing

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Two years ago, Tyler Snead heard a VA Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, “Lives Need Saving” radio ad offering free EMT training to qualified people willing to volunteer with the Rescue Squads of  VA Beach. At the time, Tyler had no medical background but was looking for something new to do and decided to check into what…