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...
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!
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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.
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!
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
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!
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 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!
Shout out at the team at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital for this awesome chalk art! Thank you for all your hard work!
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
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.
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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
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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.
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 Distinguished Service Award. Please join us in honoring Kitty for her dedicated and tireless service.
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The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads Need You
The volunteer rescue squads collectively respond to almost 46,000 calls per year. Volunteers go through months of training and then commit to working multiple 12-hour shifts per month; many of them work full-time jobs in addition to the time they dedicate to their squads. Support your volunteer rescue squad today! Visit www.LivesNeedSaving.org and click on the “Donate” button
Without further ado, here's the recap video from Rock the Squads on May 7th. Please share it and tag your Virginia Beach EMS friends in the comments! Join Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach
EMS Week - Donate Today!
It's EMS Week, a time to recognize all members of Virginia Beach EMS, and also a time for the community to show support for the volunteer squads. Virginia Beach boasts the largest volunteer-based EMS system in the country, and the squads rely on donations to operate. Make a contribution today at www.lifesneedsaving.org/donate.
Rock the Squads
There are many more photos and a recap video to come, but in the meantime, enjoy this drone footage of the large group of EMS volunteers who attended Rock the Squads Sunday.
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Because Life Happens. Help the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Va. Beach stand ready to provide FREE pre-hospital emergency services to every citizen and visitor, every day of the year. Donate today at www.LivesNeedSaving.org/donate.
Support the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Va. Beach!
It's National EMS Week, a time to show support for the hundreds of rescue squad volunteers who provide free pre-hospital care to Virginia Beach visitors and residents, saving the city $24+ million a year! Donate today at www.LivesNeedSaving.org.
Va. Beach EMS Volunteers - Fall Fund Drive
It's Fall Fund Drive time for the Vol. Rescue Squads of Va. Beach! Did you know that each of the 10 Va. Beach squads is a non-profit that relies on community support to provide free pre-hospital care to residents and visitors, saving the city millions each year? Visit www.LivesNeedSaving.org to make a donation today.
Click below to hear how Paul Pflueger from Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Rescue 14 used his scholarship money to further his medical training. How could a scholarship help you in school? #vbrescue #vbrsfscholar
Applications are now open for the 2015 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship! Click below to hear about the opportunity from past recipient Meridith Borza from Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Rescue 14. And apply by Dec. 3 at www.vbrescuefoundation.org.
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.
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?