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

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Elizabeth Beatty Virginia Beach EMS Captain

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 a Training Officer and Lieutenant. Elizabeth expanded her EMS career while serving as a Career Paramedic in the City of Chesapeake. She became an Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Instructor in 1993 with Tidewater Community College’s EMS Program. In 2001, she moved into the Critical Care Transport environment with Sentara Medical Transport. She became a Supervisor with MTI overseeing the Critical Care Team, Hiring, New Employee Orientation, Education, Occupational Health Services, and Workman’s Compensation Processes. 

Elizabeth returned to the City of Virginia Beach Department of EMS as a Career Paramedic in August of 2013. She became a Senior Paramedic in August of 2017 and has served on the City Manager’s Member Advisor Board, the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Workgroup, and the Special Events Task Force. She has also served as a Flight and Marine Medic. Elizabeth has represented VBEMS through lecturing during the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Annual Symposium, the VAVRS Convention, and TEMS EMS EXPO. Elizabeth has her Associates Degree focusing on Emergency Medical Services and holds multiple instructor certifications.

Congratulations on your promotion, Captain Beatty!

You, too, can Volunteer with the Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach. EMT training is free and offered as a combination of online instructions and evening workshops.

Go to and click on the join us link.

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