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.

Operating as usual

Jpixx is back with us for a few days getting snaps of our amazing volunteers! We’ve got crews from Plaza Volunteer Rescu...
10/20/2021

Jpixx is back with us for a few days getting snaps of our amazing volunteers! We’ve got crews from Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad and Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad helping us out today!! #bettertogether #weareVBRescue

Join our friends at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad for the Junior Rescue Squad’s first meeting.
10/08/2021

Join our friends at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad for the Junior Rescue Squad’s first meeting.

Junior Rescue Squad of Virginia Beach, first meeting Sunday October 10th, 3 - 5 PM.
Meet at Station 1, 3769 East Stratford Road, VB.
Open to all students who are 11 years old or have completed 5th Grade.
#VBRescue #JuniorRescueSquad #VirginiaBeach

Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering with VB Rescue? If they list you on their application you wi...
10/05/2021

Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering with VB Rescue? If they list you on their application you will receive a $50 gift card and a recruiter pin to wear on your uniform! Thanks to Todd Tokarczyk, EMS Volunteer from Virginia Beach EMS Marine Rescue Team & Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad for your referral! We appreciate your dedicated service to our city!! #weareVBRescue #volunteer #VBRescue #everyoneisarecruiter #VBStrong #EMS #VirginiaBeach

Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering with VB Rescue? If they list you on their application you will receive a $50 gift card and a recruiter pin to wear on your uniform! Thanks to Todd Tokarczyk, EMS Volunteer from Virginia Beach EMS Marine Rescue Team & Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad for your referral! We appreciate your dedicated service to our city!! #weareVBRescue #volunteer #VBRescue #everyoneisarecruiter #VBStrong #EMS #VirginiaBeach

We’re always happy when we can get the family together! Here are some more pictures of last week’s family picnic at Red ...
10/01/2021

We’re always happy when we can get the family together! Here are some more pictures of last week’s family picnic at Red Wing Park. Virginia Beach EMS hosted the event and we were there with inflatables, hoodies, a photo booth, fall mum giveaway, and even a pie-eating contest! Thanks to Mayor Bobby Dyer who came through to show his appreciation of our city’s EMS providers! #weareVBRescue #VBStrong

09/30/2021

Last Sunday was so much fun and we loved seeing all of the Volunteer's smiling faces at the Family Fall Picnic. VB Rescue is a family and we are so thankful to all of the VBEMS members who dedicate their time to serving our great city. We are VB Rescue!! ❤️#wearevbrescue #wearefamily #EMS #vbstrong #volunteers

Join our friends from Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad at this fun event!
09/25/2021

Join our friends from Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad at this fun event!

Come join us for this Touch A Truck event!
Should be lots of fun for kids of all ages.

Williams Farm Recreation Center
5252 Learning Cir, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 ·

About a month ago Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 16 Volunteers Dakota Knapp and Jennifer Febles took time out of t...
09/22/2021

About a month ago Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 16 Volunteers Dakota Knapp and Jennifer Febles took time out of their busy shift to help us with a marketing campaign. We learned that not only are they partners in rescue but also partners in life! They recently got married and have 12 hour date nights saving lives! Congratulations Dakota and Jenni!! #permanentpartners #weareVBRescue #EMS #VBStrong

About a month ago Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 16 Volunteers Dakota Knapp and Jennifer Febles took time out of their busy shift to help us with a marketing campaign. We learned that not only are they partners in rescue but also partners in life! They recently got married and have 12 hour date nights saving lives! Congratulations Dakota and Jenni!! #permanentpartners #weareVBRescue #EMS #VBStrong

Yes!! The return of the Junior Rescue Squad!!
09/03/2021

Yes!! The return of the Junior Rescue Squad!!

Junior Rescue Squad of Virginia Beach, Open House.

• Date/Time: Sunday, Sept 5th, 3:00pm.

• Location: 3769 East Stratford Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

• Age Range: 11 years old or finished 5th Grade to 17 years old.

You can experience the life of an EMT, first hand, learn first aid and life saving skills while building your self-confidence and character. You can develop leadership and social skills through unique career experiences and volunteer service opportunities.

The Volunteer EMS Squads of Virginia Beach are an extended family of volunteers from all walks of life, working together...
08/25/2021
We are VB Rescue

The Volunteer EMS Squads of Virginia Beach are an extended family of volunteers from all walks of life, working together for a common purpose, to provide care for our fellow neighbors. When called upon, they jump into action selflessly and with the drive to provide compassionate care for those in need.

They are NEIGHBORS SAVING NEIGHBORS.

Through a unified brand the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is emphasizing and underscoring our commitment to supporting the incredible Volunteers that selflessly dedicate their time to take care of our city. They take care of our city, we take care of them.

#WeareVBRESCUE #VBRescue #VBEMS #VBStrong #Volunteers #VirginiaBeach #EMS

https://youtu.be/MEShg6v63z4

The Volunteer EMS Squads of Virginia Beach are an extended family of volunteers from all walks of life, working together for a common purpose, to provide car...

Mayor Bobby Dyer told us today that "volunteerism is the lifeblood of our city" and we couldn't agree more! The Foundati...
08/18/2021

Mayor Bobby Dyer told us today that "volunteerism is the lifeblood of our city" and we couldn't agree more! The Foundation had the opportunity to meet with the Mayor today to tell him all of the great things the Volunteer Rescue Squads have been up to over the last while. Pictured here is Foundation Executive Director, Gina Benefiel and Mayor Bobby Dyer in his City Hall office.
#Volunteers #VBStrong #EMS #volunteersmakeadifference

Mayor Bobby Dyer told us today that "volunteerism is the lifeblood of our city" and we couldn't agree more! The Foundation had the opportunity to meet with the Mayor today to tell him all of the great things the Volunteer Rescue Squads have been up to over the last while. Pictured here is Foundation Executive Director, Gina Benefiel and Mayor Bobby Dyer in his City Hall office.
#Volunteers #VBStrong #EMS #volunteersmakeadifference

Did you know that all of the Volunteer Rescue Squads in Virginia Beach are their own 501(c)(3) nonprofit? They buy their...
08/18/2021

Did you know that all of the Volunteer Rescue Squads in Virginia Beach are their own 501(c)(3) nonprofit? They buy their own equipment, uniforms, oxygen... you name it! Check out this post from our friends at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. #Volunteers #community #VBStrong

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we operate solely on donations from neighbors like you. Your gift will be returned right back into your community. Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, rain, heat, sleet, or snow. Consider a recurring donation or planned giving from an estate or trust. Visit www.opvrs.com to learn more.
When life happens, we're ready.
#OceanPark #Volunteer #RescueSquad #VirginiaBeach #NonProfit #Ambulance #Donation

Today we welcomed Kathryn Cooke to our small team here at the Foundation. We’re excited to draw on her extensive experie...
08/17/2021

Today we welcomed Kathryn Cooke to our small team here at the Foundation. We’re excited to draw on her extensive experience with nonprofit organizations to help us with all of our administrative needs. During the day she’ll be holding the down the fort in our office (740 Virginia Beach Blvd).

Welcome Kathryn!!

Today we welcomed Kathryn Cooke to our small team here at the Foundation. We’re excited to draw on her extensive experience with nonprofit organizations to help us with all of our administrative needs. During the day she’ll be holding the down the fort in our office (740 Virginia Beach Blvd).

Welcome Kathryn!!

It's always a good day in Sandbridge, especially when it's in the 90s! Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad will be busy to...
08/13/2021
Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad

It's always a good day in Sandbridge, especially when it's in the 90s! Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad will be busy today keeping our city's beachgoing citizens and visitors safe! Thank you to our selfless volunteers! #beachtown #sandbridge #VBStrong #volunteer

"It's always a good day in Sandbridge." Hear from volunteers from Sanbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad as they discuss why they dedicate their time to the commun...

How fun is this!?! Great pic from Emily at Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. #weareVBEMS #volunteersmakeadifference...
08/12/2021

How fun is this!?! Great pic from Emily at Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. #weareVBEMS #volunteersmakeadifference #VBStrong

It was a fun time at Career Day at The Princess Anne Country Club day camp! VBVRS member Emily Gill Mills told the campers about how the ambulances, fire trucks and police all work together in an emergency. The campers also learned about the equipment in an ambulance and how important the people are who serve Virginia Beach as EMTs and Paramedics.

Way to go, Emily and campers! Well done!

#StartEarly #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2021

Jpixx has been with us all week capturing footage of volunteers for a special project we’ve been working on. Thanks to P...
08/12/2021

Jpixx has been with us all week capturing footage of volunteers for a special project we’ve been working on. Thanks to Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 16, Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad and Virginia Beach Rescue Council President, Dave Wheeler, for taking time out of your day to hang with us.

Jpixx has been with us all week capturing footage of volunteers for a special project we’ve been working on. Thanks to Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 16, Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad and Virginia Beach Rescue Council President, Dave Wheeler, for taking time out of your day to hang with us.

Jerry Sourbeer, pictured here with his two sons, has been involved with Virginia Beach EMS since 2001 and currently serv...
08/10/2021

Jerry Sourbeer, pictured here with his two sons, has been involved with Virginia Beach EMS since 2001 and currently serves as a volunteer Paramedic with Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. By day he’s an ICU Nurse, EMT instructor and father of 2 (almost 3!) Today the Foundation presented Jerry with a $50 gift card and recruiter pin to thank him for helping recruit a new Volunteer into the system. Enjoy your dinner, boys! #volunteers #weareVBEMS #alwaysrecruiting #VBStrong

Jerry Sourbeer, pictured here with his two sons, has been involved with Virginia Beach EMS since 2001 and currently serves as a volunteer Paramedic with Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. By day he’s an ICU Nurse, EMT instructor and father of 2 (almost 3!) Today the Foundation presented Jerry with a $50 gift card and recruiter pin to thank him for helping recruit a new Volunteer into the system. Enjoy your dinner, boys! #volunteers #weareVBEMS #alwaysrecruiting #VBStrong

We’ve got Jpixx back at the Volunteer EMS Squads this week helping us to showcase some of our awesome volunteers! Today ...
08/09/2021

We’ve got Jpixx back at the Volunteer EMS Squads this week helping us to showcase some of our awesome volunteers! Today we visited Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad & Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. #weareVBEMS #vbstrong #alwaysrecruiting

We’ve got Jpixx back at the Volunteer EMS Squads this week helping us to showcase some of our awesome volunteers! Today we visited Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad & Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. #weareVBEMS #vbstrong #alwaysrecruiting

Thank you to Shannon, to the crew at Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad, and to all of our VBEMS Volunteers...
08/06/2021

Thank you to Shannon, to the crew at Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad, and to all of our VBEMS Volunteers! Hundreds of every day heroes are out on the streets saving lives and you can join them.

Referrals are always the number 1 way people hear about Volunteering with VBEMS! If you'd like to learn more visit vbems.com/join or call 757-389-1999.

We are so grateful for every one of our city’s EMS Volunteers! Thank you Pantry BOX Project for making sure they’re stoc...
07/27/2021

We are so grateful for every one of our city’s EMS Volunteers! Thank you Pantry BOX Project for making sure they’re stocked up on FUEL for their shifts! #EMS #volunteers #VBStrong

Teamwork! 🥰
07/26/2021

Teamwork! 🥰

Often times our crews staff different ambulances around the city to help cover any openings the city may have, in regards to staffing, so that we may respond quickly and efficiently to calls for help.

Here we have Rescue 4 members staffing A422 and Sandbridge A1723 along with an intern from Rescue 17. Although we wear different uniforms, our goal is still the same and we are all dedicated to the community we serve!

For more information on how you can make a difference, visit www.cbvrs.org/join
#10squads1mission #cbvrs4

Thank you for your service to our city!
07/24/2021

Thank you for your service to our city!

Timeline Photos
07/05/2021

Timeline Photos

06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day!

#Juneteenth #freedomday
06/19/2021

#Juneteenth #freedomday

#Juneteenth #freedomday

Advocate, Donate, Volunteer! There are so many ways to support the ten rescue squads of Virginia Beach. Visit www.vbresc...
06/17/2021

Advocate, Donate, Volunteer! There are so many ways to support the ten rescue squads of Virginia Beach. Visit www.vbrescuefoundation.org/ to learn more!
Interested in volunteering? Visit www.vbems.com/join.

#vbrsf #ems #vbems #svrs #advocate #donate #volunteer

Advocate, Donate, Volunteer! There are so many ways to support the ten rescue squads of Virginia Beach. Visit www.vbrescuefoundation.org/ to learn more!
Interested in volunteering? Visit www.vbems.com/join.

#vbrsf #ems #vbems #svrs #advocate #donate #volunteer

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Are you at least 18 years old? Why not volunteer with one of t...
06/15/2021

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Are you at least 18 years old? Why not volunteer with one of the ten volunteer rescue squads of Virginia Beach?!
We have everything from running ambulance duties as an EMT to volunteering your time on one of our specialty teams. No experience is necessary! Our volunteers receive the same training as every EMT and it's FREE with a 1-year commitment! For more information on how to apply, please visit www.vbems.com/join or give the office a call at (757) 385-1999.
Remember to mention this post on your application as to how you heard about us!
📸: Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 16
#VBRSF #PVRS #VBEMS #volunteer #EMT #paramedic

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Are you at least 18 years old? Why not volunteer with one of the ten volunteer rescue squads of Virginia Beach?!
We have everything from running ambulance duties as an EMT to volunteering your time on one of our specialty teams. No experience is necessary! Our volunteers receive the same training as every EMT and it's FREE with a 1-year commitment! For more information on how to apply, please visit www.vbems.com/join or give the office a call at (757) 385-1999.
Remember to mention this post on your application as to how you heard about us!
📸: Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad Station 16
#VBRSF #PVRS #VBEMS #volunteer #EMT #paramedic

How do you get one of these cool pins and become a Level 1 Recruiter? It's easy! A new recruit must name who recruited t...
06/10/2021

How do you get one of these cool pins and become a Level 1 Recruiter? It's easy! A new recruit must name who recruited them on their application. That's it!
All Level 1 Recruiters will receive a pin to display on their uniform, a $50 gift card to a place of their choosing, and their name will be entered into a grand prize drawing that will be drawn Wednesday, June 30th. Happy recruiting!

#vbrsf #paramedic #emt #volunteer #recruitment #referralprogram

How do you get one of these cool pins and become a Level 1 Recruiter? It's easy! A new recruit must name who recruited them on their application. That's it!
All Level 1 Recruiters will receive a pin to display on their uniform, a $50 gift card to a place of their choosing, and their name will be entered into a grand prize drawing that will be drawn Wednesday, June 30th. Happy recruiting!

#vbrsf #paramedic #emt #volunteer #recruitment #referralprogram

Congratulations graduates! If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and you are at least 18 years old...
06/09/2021

Congratulations graduates! If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and you are at least 18 years old, why not volunteer with one of the ten volunteer rescue squads of Virginia Beach? We have everything from running ambulance duties as an EMT to volunteering your time on one of our specialty teams. No experience is necessary! Our volunteers receive the same training as every EMT and it's FREE with a 1-year commitment! For more information on how to apply, please visit www.vbems.com/join or give the office a call at (757) 385-1999.
Remember to mention this post on your application as to how you heard about us!
📸: Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad
#VBRSF #PACHVRS #VBEMS #volunteer #EMT #paramedic

Congratulations graduates! If you are looking for a way to give back to your community and you are at least 18 years old, why not volunteer with one of the ten volunteer rescue squads of Virginia Beach? We have everything from running ambulance duties as an EMT to volunteering your time on one of our specialty teams. No experience is necessary! Our volunteers receive the same training as every EMT and it's FREE with a 1-year commitment! For more information on how to apply, please visit www.vbems.com/join or give the office a call at (757) 385-1999.
Remember to mention this post on your application as to how you heard about us!
📸: Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad
#VBRSF #PACHVRS #VBEMS #volunteer #EMT #paramedic

There is a critical need for blood donations. The Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a blood dri...
06/08/2021

There is a critical need for blood donations. The Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a blood drive, make an appointment to give! #blooddrive #itsinyoutogive #volunteers #VBStrong

Residents of Virginia Beach know the power of giving back to the community. The Princess Anne Courthouse Rescue Squad (Rescue 5) is doing just that, hosting a blood drive through the American Red Cross.

See below for more details! #VBEMS #ThisIsEMS #RedCross

What a great post, Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad! Download the app and sign up today to receive emergency alerts fro...
06/08/2021
Smart911 Comes To Virginia Beach

What a great post, Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad! Download the app and sign up today to receive emergency alerts from the City of Virginia Beach.

#vbrsf #OPVRS #Smart911 #safetyfirst

Virginia Beach 911 will be rolling out a new feature for mobile phones called Smart911. Smart911 shares information you provide to 911 Dispatchers: Medical Information. Emergency Contact information....

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Virginia Beach, VA
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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.
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    Would love to know what the Foundation thinks about Brazel's proposed to charge our citizens for volunteer services? City Council tomorrow!
    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?