Posts Tagged: Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads

A Shoutout To VA Beach EMS Volunteer Basic Life Support Academy Class 26 Graduates

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In August 2018, VA Beach EMS Basic Life Support Academy Class 26 held their graduation ceremony at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy. Before a full house of family members, friends, sweethearts and fellow EMS volunteers, 30 new first responders took the EMT Provider Oath, which was followed by an evening of light refreshments and a lot…

VA Beach EMS Volunteer Tyler Sneads Next Big Adventure-Degree In Nursing

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Two years ago, Tyler Snead heard a VA Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, “Lives Need Saving” radio ad offering free EMT training to qualified people willing to volunteer with the Rescue Squads of  VA Beach. At the time, Tyler had no medical background but was looking for something new to do and decided to check into what…

A Look Back to Good Friday, April 6th, 2012 At The F/A18D Jet Fighter Crash Into The Mayfair Mews Senior Citizen Apartment Complex

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This is a snapshot look back  to “Good Friday” April 6th 2012 and the crash of a United States Navy F/A18D Jet Fighter into a senior citizen apartment complex. This article was submitted just a few days later by Bobby Hill, VA Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Historian, to the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads…

New Virginia Beach Computer Aided Dispatch System Adds An Ambulance To Initial Structure Fire Assignment

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With the implementation of the new Virginia Beach Communications-Computer Aided Dispatch system, the VA Beach Department of EMS & VA Beach Fire Department decided to add an ambulance to the initial fire dispatch assignment to all structure fires in Virginia Beach. This change took place on February 27th, 2018. Previously, an ambulance was dispatched to structure fires…

VA Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads 1st Quarter 2018 LifeLine Magazine Available Online

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The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads 1st Quarter 2018 Lifeline Magazine is available in electronic format. Check out what is happening within EMS across the Commonwealth of Virginia. You can find the link to the 1st Quarter 2018 Lifeline and previous Lifeline Editions at: VAVRS-LifeLine 2018-1st Did you know that EMT training is free…

2017-Virginia Beach EMS Santa On The Air

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During the holiday season, some children become especially concerned if EMS, Police or Fire are dispatched to help a family suffering from an emergency. The Virginia Beach EMS “Santa On The Air” program begin in 2004 and every year since has provided a vital service to first responders in the Hampton Roads area.   Instructions…