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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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Welcome Chicago Native Cole Tillman- Virginia Beach EMS Paramedic

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Cole Tillman is a Chicago native and has called Hampton Roads home for the last eight years. He is a graduate of Lenoir Community College’s Paramedic Academy and is a graduating senior at Hampton University’s George School of Business. He has worked as a critical care paramedic, a 911 paramedic, an occupational health technician, and…

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