Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation

Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Our vision is to advocate for an independent and vital volunteer Virginia Beach rescue system, which provides free pre-hospital emergency care to the citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach.
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The VBRSF is now hiring a Recruitment Program Manager to assist our organization in fulfilling our mission of supporting...
06/29/2020
Careers | Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation

The VBRSF is now hiring a Recruitment Program Manager to assist our organization in fulfilling our mission of supporting the volunteer rescue squads of Virginia Beach. For more information, please visit our website: https://vbrescuefoundation.org/about/careers/

The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation (“VBRSF”) is seeking an energetic, well-rounded Recruitment Program Manager to ensure volunteer recruits are placed into the application stream for the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad System (the “System.”) The Recruitment Program Manager is a...

05/19/2020
Virginia Beach EMS

We cannot say enough -- thank you for your selfless and dedicated service, VBEMS volunteers / members. We appreciate you!

On behalf of Virginia Beach EMS and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, thank you. Happy #NationalEMSWeek to all our members!
#CityofVABeach #EMS #ThankYou #COVID19 #ReadyVB #BePrepared #volunteer

In honor of our EMS heroes, begins National EMS Appreciation Week!
05/17/2020

In honor of our EMS heroes, begins National EMS Appreciation Week!

Today marks the beginning of National EMS Week 2020, and what a year it's been so far...

In our profession, we take pride in always being ready. Ready to go at any time. Ready to help whoever needs us. Ready to face whatever situation awaits us on scene. At the beginning of a new decade, we are also preparing for a future that may look much different than our present. 2020 presents a chance for us to use the lessons of the past to focus our sights on the future.

READY TODAY. PREPARING FOR TOMORROW.

That's this year's theme. And we can tell you, Virginia Beach, that all ten squads in our very special volunteer-based EMS system, are ready and preparing.

We're here. Because life happens.

#EMSWeek2020 #ReadyAndPrepared #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Thank you to Alkaline's Feed 1500 program, and chef/owner Kevin Ordonez, for the donation of dinners for tonight's rescu...
04/25/2020

Thank you to Alkaline's Feed 1500 program, and chef/owner Kevin Ordonez, for the donation of dinners for tonight's rescue crews! We appreciated the delivery to Station 8 of these AMAZING, individually prepared meals of chicken and dumplings! #1500meals #VBEMS #vbstrong #thankyou

What a wonderful message and a fantastic way to show support for our medical community!
04/20/2020
Va. Beach Mural Honors First Responders Battling COVID-19

What a wonderful message and a fantastic way to show support for our medical community!

Artist Sam Welty is incorporating first responders, healthcare workers, and service workers in the mural to honor their work on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our community is amazing! Thank you J&A Racing! j&a racing #vbstrong #wesupporteachother
04/16/2020

Our community is amazing! Thank you J&A Racing! j&a racing #vbstrong #wesupporteachother

A big shoutout to J&A Racing who donated water to us from the cancelled Shamrock Marathon. These bottles will go on the volunteer ambulances throughout our EMS system to help patients and first responders.

Thank you for your generosity and for proving, once again, what a wonderful community supporter you are!
#WaterIsGoodForYou #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Thanks to all who serve the community!
04/11/2020

Thanks to all who serve the community!

Shout out to our amazing VBEMS members for helping to keep our City safe! Thank you to MISSION BBQ and to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation for working with us to provide low-contact lunches and dinners to our VBEMS duty crews

The Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach are working closely with the Virginia Beach City Government and Virginia B...
04/09/2020

The Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach are working closely with the Virginia Beach City Government and Virginia Beach EMS to respond to all calls for help related to COVID-19 in addition to all other medical emergencies. Thank you to all of our rescue squad members in addition to our local community of donors – your support is always invaluable, but especially in times like these. Join Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach

We are #vbstrong!
04/08/2020

We are #vbstrong!

Shout out at the team at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital for this awesome chalk art! Thank you for all your hard work!

#CityofVABeach #FirstResponders #ReadyVB #BePrepared #COVID19

📷: Brigade Chief Budy

Today, we are honoring the commitment of all the individuals who dedicate their time and energy to the Volunteer Rescue ...
04/08/2020

Today, we are honoring the commitment of all the individuals who dedicate their time and energy to the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach. Join Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach

04/07/2020

As we continue to see an increase in COVID-19 infections, Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach members are ready to respond to calls for help. If you or a family member need medical assistance, please call 911. Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach are responding to all calls for help.
Join Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach

WE ARE A CITY OF HEROES.  An incredible fact about our city is that for over 60 years, Virginia Beach has preserved a sy...
06/04/2019

WE ARE A CITY OF HEROES.
An incredible fact about our city is that for over 60 years, Virginia Beach has preserved a system whereby the majority of those who serve as emergency medical rescue personnel do it *AS VOLUNTEERS.* Roughly 95% of the 1,000 people who actively “run rescue” — driving the different ambulances you see across the city of Virginia Beach, tending to emergencies that include car accidents, illnesses, injuries and tragedies such as Friday’s event — are doing so on their own time, unpaid, and out of the kindness of their hearts. When our neighbors, colleagues, friends and family are in their most vulnerable times of need, these heroes, who are college students, teachers, bankers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, retired military, etc., answer the calls for help, and are an active force of people demonstrating what this city is truly about. This is A CITY OF HEROES.

The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation offers its deepest condolences to those affected by Friday’s tragedy at the Municipal Center. Our Foundation’s mission is “To support an independent and vital Virginia Beach volunteer rescue system.” We stand resolute in supporting Virginia Beach’s volunteer rescue squads, which are all a beacon of pride for our amazing city. And it is just as apparent as ever, that all involved in assisting others during this emergency last Friday – the VBPD, VBEMS, and VBFD, as well as the citizens inside Building 2, are truly the pride of Virginia Beach and exemplify what it means to serve your community. Virginia Beach will be defined by how we, as a people, answered the calls for help. Virginia Beach EMS
#VBSTRONG #LOVEFORVB #VBEMS

We will not be defined by this, but rather by how we responded to the call for help. #virginiabeachstrong
06/01/2019

We will not be defined by this, but rather by how we responded to the call for help. #virginiabeachstrong

Virginia Beach has suffered a tragedy with the shooting at the courthouse complex, and your first responders, Virginia Beach EMS, Virginia Beach 911 Dispatchers, Virginia Beach City Police Department, Virginia Beach Fire Department and Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office quickly responded to the scene.

In the words of VBVRS member Mike Rydberg, training and commitment to an ever evolving world require us to be on our very best game for these high risk, low frequency emergencies.

And in the words of City Councilman Aaron Rouse, this will not define us.

#VirginiaBeachStrong #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #vbvrs2019

Recipients of the 2019 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship have been announced. This memorial scholarship  is co-fun...
04/30/2019

Recipients of the 2019 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship have been announced. This memorial scholarship is co-funded by the VBVRS & VBRSF.

Catherine “Kitty” Schaum has been awarded the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation’s 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguishe...
04/30/2019

Catherine “Kitty” Schaum has been awarded the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation’s 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award. Please join us in honoring Kitty for her dedicated and tireless service.

02/27/2019
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Support neighbors saving neighbors – Join us at the 43rd Annual Oyster Roast and Craft Beer Festival, Sunday March 3 to ...
02/24/2019

Support neighbors saving neighbors – Join us at the 43rd Annual Oyster Roast and Craft Beer Festival, Sunday March 3 to benefit the VBRSF. Tickets and info: https://buff.ly/2WI2tBM

“I had a seizure at home, and you came to my rescue… I’m sending profound thanks.” Free and Urgent care from the Volunte...
02/22/2019

“I had a seizure at home, and you came to my rescue… I’m sending profound thanks.” Free and Urgent care from the Volunteer Rescue Squads of VB. https://buff.ly/2OOx3oP

Challenge yourself in 2019! Become an EMS volunteer… the job is rewarding - the training is free! https://buff.ly/2COqel...
02/19/2019

Challenge yourself in 2019! Become an EMS volunteer… the job is rewarding - the training is free! https://buff.ly/2COqelL

“I was involved in a life-altering accident... and Princess Anne-Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad saved my life.  I gre...
02/17/2019

“I was involved in a life-altering accident... and Princess Anne-Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad saved my life. I greatly appreciate my Heroes!” Together we win. Support our volunteers!

Support neighbors saving neighbors – Join us at the 43rd Annual Oyster Roast and Craft Beer Festival, Sunday March 3 to ...
02/15/2019

Support neighbors saving neighbors – Join us at the 43rd Annual Oyster Roast and Craft Beer Festival, Sunday March 3 to benefit the VBRSF. Tickets and info: https://buff.ly/2WI2tBM

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02/13/2019

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How cold is too cold for children to play outside? Recognize the early symptoms of hypothermia.https://buff.ly/2HVuHFY
02/11/2019

How cold is too cold for children to play outside? Recognize the early symptoms of hypothermia.
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February is Heart Month. Take small steps toward preventing heart disease & stroke, like eating better & exercising. Lit...
02/08/2019
Heart Disease Prevention With Healthy Living Habits | cdc.gov

February is Heart Month. Take small steps toward preventing heart disease & stroke, like eating better & exercising. Little changes add up!

These heart disease prevention tips from the CDC include web resources and links to body mass index calculators.

"I can't believe my daughter flipped the car 2 times, totaled it... You were there in no time! Real Rescue Stories, Real...
02/06/2019

"I can't believe my daughter flipped the car 2 times, totaled it... You were there in no time! Real Rescue Stories, Real Volunteer Heroes. https://buff.ly/2OOx3oP

Get your tickets at the door and join us for the BIG GAME, an epic buffet and much more!  See you tomorrow at Chick's!  ...
02/02/2019

Get your tickets at the door and join us for the BIG GAME, an epic buffet and much more! See you tomorrow at Chick's! https://buff.ly/2S7Cwfy

Grab your friends and join us for the BIG GAME Sunday!  Proceeds help support the VBRSF!  https://buff.ly/2S7Cwfy
02/01/2019

Grab your friends and join us for the BIG GAME Sunday! Proceeds help support the VBRSF! https://buff.ly/2S7Cwfy

Only 3 more days until the BIG GAME!  Make your plans to join us at Chick's and support the VBRSF! https://buff.ly/2S7Cw...
01/31/2019

Only 3 more days until the BIG GAME! Make your plans to join us at Chick's and support the VBRSF! https://buff.ly/2S7Cwfy

01/30/2019
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Invite the whole neighborhood to join you at Chick's for the BIG GAME. Support  the VBRSF! https://buff.ly/2S7Cwfy
01/30/2019

Invite the whole neighborhood to join you at Chick's for the BIG GAME. Support the VBRSF! https://buff.ly/2S7Cwfy

From Pre-Game through the end of the Big Game- ALL DAY FUN! Benefits the VBRSF!
01/29/2019

From Pre-Game through the end of the Big Game- ALL DAY FUN! Benefits the VBRSF!

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Supporting a Volunteer EMS System Which Serves 440K+ Residents Plus 2.8M+ Tourists

The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation supports an independent and vital emergency medical care and transport system - one of the largest in the country that relies predominantly on well-trained, skilled and dedicated volunteers.

Some 1,000 men and women from every walk of life serve the community under the direction of the City of Virginia Beach EMS Department. There are ten squads altogether throughout the 255-square mile wide city, the 41st most populous in the nation with nearly 440,000 residents. Each squad is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that finances its operational needs through individual fundraising. As a result, pre-hospital emergency medical care in the City of Virginia Beach is free to all and contributes to over $22-million in annual cost savings to the taxpayers.


  • The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads of today serve a population of more than 440,000 residents, plus 2.8 million tourists who visit the resort area annually.

  • Citywide, the squads respond to almost 46,000 calls per year and have a 97% customer satisfaction rating.

  • The 10 volunteer rescue squads combined operate 37 ambulances, three squad trucks, six boats, support & command vehicles, and have over 900+ volunteers, augmented with 50 career paramedics and supervisors.

  • Volunteers’ time on behalf of public health and safety is valued at over $22 million each year.

  • The squads have equipment and infrastructure assets of more than $5 million, and they raise over $2.1 million each year in private contributions.

  • The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads still do not charge patients for services.
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    Dear VBVRS Foundation, I am very motivated to preserve the Volunteer Rescue Squads in Virginia Beach. A whole lot has happened in the past 2.5 years that has many of us worried about the dedication of City Administration to preserve the Volunteer Squads. What say you?