With a $24,000 grant from the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, the Creeds Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad is able to purchase & install in their ambulance, a Stryker Power Load Stretcher System.
The new stretcher load system meets the most recent crash safety recommendations for SAE J3027, enhancing the safety and injury prevention to patients should an ambulance be involved in a serious crash.
The new power system will reduce the possibility of injuries to first responders when loading a patient into an ambulance, as well as off loading a patient from an ambulance.
Did you know that VA Beach residency is not required to volunteer with Virginia Beach EMS?
If you live in North Carolina near the Virginia border, consider volunteering with the Creeds Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad which is located in the 500 block of Princess Anne Road and provides EMS coverage from the North Carolina line to Indian River Road.
EMS training is free and offered as a combination of online instructions and evening workshops. To learn more go to Join VB EMS.