Posts Tagged: paramedic

September 12th is World First Aid Day

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Did you know, September 12th is #WorldFirstAidDay? The Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach encourage you to learn the basics of first aid care including, “stopping serious bleeding” and “hands only CPR!” You can help save a life by learning basic first aid and the life you save maybe your own! Just go on line…

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…

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…

VA Beach Volunteer EMT Chris Clements Is Stepping Down From Serving On The Front Lines Of Emergency Medical Pre-Hospital Care

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After nearly 15 years on the front lines of emergency medical pre-hospital care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Princess Anne Courthouse Rescue Squad Volunteer, Chris Clements has decided it’s time to step back and spend more time pursuing other passions, like his love for photography As an emergency medical pre-hospital care provider, Chris ran ambulance shifts…

“Without my 8 years in Virginia Beach EMS, I would never have been brave enough to go to New York.” Marie Boyd-EMT

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In June, 2020, the Virginian Pilot started a series,“The Essentials,” depicting the stories of the workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Marie Boyd, a former volunteer with the Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach shared her story about working on the front lines of the COVID19 Pandemic in New York City. “Without my…

Congratulations To The 2020 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship Recipients

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Repost permission by the VA Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Awarded In Partnership By VBVRS And VBRSF May 31, 2020- Virginia Beach The ten student recipients of the 2020 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship have been announced. This memorial scholarship was created in 2008 and is co-funded by the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation. 2020…