Virginia Beach EMS Sandbridge LifeGuard Service COVID19 Ready

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Did you know, the Sandbridge Lifeguard Service operates as a special response team under the Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services?

In addition to water rescue skills, the Sandbridge Lifeguards are trained in providing emergency medial care under COVID19 protocols and truly are the first responders providing medical and trauma care until the arrival of Virginia Beach Fire-EMS personnel.

Captain Kaleigh Zehr serves as the “VA Beach EMS Sandbridge Lifeguard Supervisor.” Several years ago, Kaleigh started out as a volunteer with the Kempsville Rescue Squad in VA Beach and soon climbed the ladder of success, becoming a career paramedic with VA Beach EMS. Kaleigh was recently promoted to captain in the operations division of Virginia Beach EMS.

You, too, can volunteer with the Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach. Start your online application at

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