Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is the largest all-volunteer rescue squad in Virginia Beach, providing free emergency 911 medical response all day, every day.
The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is located in the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. We are the largest of ten all-volunteer rescue squad stations in our city. We are the largest all-volunteer based rescue squad in the largest all-volunteer rescue system in the nation. We have been an all-volunteer Rescue Squad since May 1952 and have grown with our city to provide free emergency medical care since then. Our members come from all walks of life and every corner of our region. Students, Attorneys, Hotel Clerks, Physicians, Moms/Dads, Nurses, Postal Workers, Engineers, Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel and many others make up our diverse "family" of members. Each person volunteers according to his or her availability. We all, however, share a common bond...helping our neighbors and citizens when they need our assistance and our professional emergency medical services. Come Join Us!

VBVRS operates two independent rescue stations every hour of every day: Station 14, located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and Station 8, located off of Old Donation Parkway in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach.

Mission: As members of the all-volunteer Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, Inc., we dedicate our efforts to saving lives, delivering quality emergency medical services, and providing community education and safety.

A big shout out to our Honor Guard for being a part of the special ceremony at Virginia Beach City Hall last night. A pr...
01/22/2020

A big shout out to our Honor Guard for being a part of the special ceremony at Virginia Beach City Hall last night. A proclamation organized by Councilman Jim Wood was made to City Council in honor of VBEMS Jenn Moore and VBVRS Jack Dye.

It's a small token of appreciation for these two amazing people we've recently lost.

Thank you, Barbara Moore, Jim Obal, Ray Ford Sr., Janet Levin and Ron Susan Bauman!

#WeHonorYou #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
01/22/2020

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

We believe that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have wholeheartedly believed in the mission of the volunteer rescue squads...
01/20/2020

We believe that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have wholeheartedly believed in the mission of the volunteer rescue squads of Virginia Beach... Are you ready to serve with us?

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #LivesNeedSaving #VBStrong #VBVRS2020 #VBEMS

Did you know that today is #NationalRubberDuckyDay? Uh huh, it really is. With apologies to Sesame Street... Rubber Duck...
01/13/2020

Did you know that today is #NationalRubberDuckyDay? Uh huh, it really is.

With apologies to Sesame Street... Rubber Ducky, we're awfully fond of you!

So be safe and take a bath with your favorite Rubber Ducky!

#RelaxAndTakeABath #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Get ready, friends! We are stuffing envelopes and sending out sponsorship and ticket info for the—drumroll—44th ANNUAL O...
01/10/2020

Get ready, friends! We are stuffing envelopes and sending out sponsorship and ticket info for the—drumroll—44th ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST ON MARCH 8TH!

A very big hug and thank you to all of these lovely neighbors who helped us get our packets ready to mail out. We heart you!

#VBVRSOysterRoast #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Thirteen years ago, these two crazy gals stepped into an EMT class and never looked back. They were partners in class th...
01/09/2020

Thirteen years ago, these two crazy gals stepped into an EMT class and never looked back. They were partners in class then (back when that's how it was taught), and every once in a while, they get the chance to be partners on duty. Such was the case yesterday.

Like so many of our long-time volunteers, they are STILL out there, helping the good people of Virginia Beach.

Thank you, Rebecca Wood and Ellen McBride!

#NeighborsHelpingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

We are so very grateful for a loving and supportive community; it is YOU who give us the opportunity to reach out and he...
01/01/2020

We are so very grateful for a loving and supportive community; it is YOU who give us the opportunity to reach out and help our neighbors in need, with knowledge, skill and compassion.

We wish you a very safe and happy 2020!

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#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

It's New Year's Eve! And while we all traditionally toast this last night of the year, your VBVRS volunteers want to rem...
12/31/2019

It's New Year's Eve! And while we all traditionally toast this last night of the year, your VBVRS volunteers want to remind you that more people drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs on this night than on any other.

Please be careful and have a plan to safely get home.

Why? We want to wish you a Happy New Year tomorrow.

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #HappyNewYear #Happy2020 #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

We are a true community resource... And for more than rescue! At Station 8, our "community room" (called Langhorne Hall ...
12/30/2019

We are a true community resource... And for more than rescue! At Station 8, our "community room" (called Langhorne Hall for Life member Ned Langhorne) hosts many events for local non-profit groups.

Sisters Healing Sisters Inc. is one of those valued groups! This past month they reached out to kids in need and shared their photos with us.

Thank YOU for the wonderful things you do for our neighbors in our community!

#SistersHealingSisters #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Let’s keep the holidays as holi-safe as possible!And while it may be a bit too soon to start taking your decorations dow...
12/29/2019

Let’s keep the holidays as holi-safe as possible!

And while it may be a bit too soon to start taking your decorations down, it’s not too soon to have a plan.

We want to avoid seeing you because of a fall, laceration or back injury!

#StayHolisafe #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Even the Boo-Boo Box can get a little festive...Thank you, Kristen Joynt and Norwood Burdett!#HasAVeryShinyNose #LightsA...
12/23/2019

Even the Boo-Boo Box can get a little festive...

Thank you, Kristen Joynt and Norwood Burdett!

#HasAVeryShinyNose #LightsAndSirens #GuideMySleighTonight #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

As we celebrate the holidays with family and friends, your VBVRS neighbors want you to stay happy and safe. Please take ...
12/23/2019

As we celebrate the holidays with family and friends, your VBVRS neighbors want you to stay happy and safe.

Please take these colorful Twelve Days of Safety to heart!

But if you need us, you know we'll come running... All the best to you and yours!

#TwelveDaysOfSafety #HappyHanukkah #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

An unnamed gentleman bought breakfast for VBVRS crews running out of stations 14, 8 and 3 yesterday morning at Rick's Ca...
12/20/2019

An unnamed gentleman bought breakfast for VBVRS crews running out of stations 14, 8 and 3 yesterday morning at Rick's Cafe'.

A fed crew is a happy crew and we are incredibly thankful.

#AllFueledUp #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Thank you, Marys Restaurant, for the festive holiday guest at our breakfast this morning! (And we were grateful to be ab...
12/18/2019

Thank you, Marys Restaurant, for the festive holiday guest at our breakfast this morning! (And we were grateful to be able to finish with all the calls going out...)

#CoffeeIsGood #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Jack, oh, how we will miss you...#EveryoneKnewJack #OneOfAKind #WhatALegacy
12/16/2019

Jack, oh, how we will miss you...

#EveryoneKnewJack #OneOfAKind #WhatALegacy

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
12/16/2019

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

12/16/2019

It is with great sadness and regret that I inform you that Jack Dye passed away this weekend out of state. Jack was a 44-year active member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Department of EMS. Jack was a staple of VBVRS, VBEMS, and worked to promote good EMS practices throughout the state. There are so many great stories involving Jack, and he has most certainly left our organization in a better place.
Please keep Jack and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Travis W. Smith, Chief
Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

We would like to humbly submit that Virginia Beach's tremendous volunteer spirit contributes to our high "caring" rankin...
12/16/2019
Virginia Beach ranked #1 most caring city in America

We would like to humbly submit that Virginia Beach's tremendous volunteer spirit contributes to our high "caring" ranking... 🥰

#MostCaringCity #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Virginia Beach was #1 most caring and Chesapeake came in at #8 in the WalletHub study.

Wow, your VBVRS had the honor of leading the 2019 Holiday Parade at the Beach, where almost 90 parade units made their w...
12/08/2019

Wow, your VBVRS had the honor of leading the 2019 Holiday Parade at the Beach, where almost 90 parade units made their way down Atlantic Avenue in City of Virginia Beach in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. So cool!

We LOVE our community and our generous volunteers and supporters! Together, we are definitely NEIGHBORS SAVING NEIGHBORS!

#KickingOffTheHolidays #WeLoveParades #LookAtThatHonorGuard #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

The volunteers at VBVRS are giving on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday... We ask you, o...
12/03/2019

The volunteers at VBVRS are giving on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday...

We ask you, our community, to give today, #GivingTuesday, partnering with us so we can continue to offer our neighbors first-rate pre-hospital care and transport for FREE.

It is because of YOU that we can do what we do. Help keep us here... Because life happens. Go to https://vbvrs.org/donate/

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #UNselfie #mygivingstory #vbstrong #vbvrs2019

The volunteers of VBVRS are so thankful for you, our community. Our amazing volunteer-based EMS system is due to all of ...
11/28/2019

The volunteers of VBVRS are so thankful for you, our community. Our amazing volunteer-based EMS system is due to all of us working together to keep it strong.

Stay safe and have a very happy Thanksgiving. We are standing by if you need us!

#TurkeyTips #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

11/26/2019
Squad Stories with VBVRS

To say the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is made up of AMAZING VOLUNTEERS doesn't begin to cut it.

So we thought we'd show you. Take a look and see who we are and why we do what we do.

And if you feel moved to support us, we love you for it.

(Shout out to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation for the production of this video! We thank you!)

#FallFundDriveTime #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #DaniellaRocks #VBStrong

Wow, thank you First Colonial High School students for bringing this FABULOUS thank-you poster to us at Station 8!We lov...
11/22/2019

Wow, thank you First Colonial High School students for bringing this FABULOUS thank-you poster to us at Station 8!

We love you right back!

#NoThankYOU #FutureEMTs #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad's cover photo
11/21/2019

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad's cover photo

Hey, life happens. Who can you count on to help you? That's right, your VBEMS volunteers. It's fall fund drive time righ...
11/21/2019

Hey, life happens. Who can you count on to help you? That's right, your VBEMS volunteers.

It's fall fund drive time right now and VBVRS would be so appreciative of any support you can send our way.

We depend on it for our life-saving equipment, disposable supplies and the uniforms that help keep us identifiable and safe.

Our volunteers love our community and love the opportunity to help you when you need it; whether we're on duty or not. Thank you for your continued support! Go to https://vbvrs.org/donate/

#FallFundDrive #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Troop 185 came with a long list of great questions when they visited Station 14 on ...
11/19/2019

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Troop 185 came with a long list of great questions when they visited Station 14 on Sunday! They had a chance to meet incoming Chief Neumayer, as well as both day and night crews at shift change, and heard about the call that the crew had just completed.

Shout out to members Emily Gill Mills and Lee McCardell for showing this great group around.

We love our scouts! Come back and see us!

#GoScouting #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

What kind of volunteer members do we have? People who CARE. That’s why they stopped in to show the critters at Hope For ...
11/17/2019

What kind of volunteer members do we have? People who CARE. That’s why they stopped in to show the critters at Hope For Life Rescue, Inc. some love when not on calls today.

#FourLeggedNeighbors #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Sooo... It's going to get cold tonight. Frigid cold. Siberian cold. Please dress appropriately and watch out for your ne...
11/12/2019

Sooo... It's going to get cold tonight. Frigid cold. Siberian cold. Please dress appropriately and watch out for your neighbors.

And if you need us, call 911. We'll be there with WARMTH and care.

#BundleUp #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

We love our veterans... VBVRS members and our Honor Guard were proud to show them in yesterday's Veterans Day Parade and...
11/12/2019

We love our veterans... VBVRS members and our Honor Guard were proud to show them in yesterday's Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony. We honor you, our veterans!

#TrueHeroes #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Mari...
11/11/2019

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Marines.

We thank you for your service!

William Kautz
Jeffrey Miller
Nicholas Rk

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Air ...
11/11/2019

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Air Force.

We thank you for your service!

Richard Hart
John Irish
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We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Coas...
11/11/2019

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard.

We thank you for your service!

Michael Ferullo
Patrick McGinnis
Peter Seidler
Mike Soto

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Army...
11/11/2019

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Army.

We thank you for your service!

Michelle Stephenson-White
Matt Vest
Megan Ward
Jack Dye
Dave Mathews
Walt Yancey

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Navy...
11/11/2019

We salute our generous VBVRS members who not only serve our community, but have also served our country in the U.S. Navy.

We thank you for your service!

Kevin Roetz
Dan Unger
Earl James DeMersseman
Jason Lewis
Doug Gibson
Ryan Walker
Alex Wright
Brady Weingartner
Daniel Billowitz
Laura Nadolski
Ashley Montalvo
Melissa Anderson
Beckie Chiaradia
David Weller
Zachary Campbell
Skyler Wood
Jordan Epping
Austin Thomas
Jared Benik
April Dalrymple
Desmond Williams
Caroline Zotti
Brian Abeyta
Ron Bauman
Bob Corra
Rick Flack
Thomas Gross
Dave Klinetop
Rich Maguire
David Mundy
John Neumayer
Brad Sauer
Robin Stephens
Brandon Walker
Alex Witte

Today and every day, we appreciate, honor and salute our veterans. Throughout the day today, you will be seeing the name...
11/11/2019

Today and every day, we appreciate, honor and salute our veterans. Throughout the day today, you will be seeing the names of our members who are also veterans — they serve our community AND served our country. ❤️

#ThankYouVeterans #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

The mural at Station 14 that celebrates volunteerism is getting more and more colorful... It’s so fun to watch this emer...
11/08/2019

The mural at Station 14 that celebrates volunteerism is getting more and more colorful...

It’s so fun to watch this emerge and take flight! (Get it? Butterflies?) 🥰🦋🚑

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

11/06/2019

We’re happy to have student Laura Kretzschmer Thomas joining one of our VBVRS crews today. She chose Virginia Beach EMS to get a great education and help her along her career path.

Way to go, Laura! Rock on!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

How nice, indeed! Thank you, Molly, for the wonderful shout out! The volunteers in our squad—and all the others in our w...
11/04/2019

How nice, indeed! Thank you, Molly, for the wonderful shout out! The volunteers in our squad—and all the others in our wonderful city—deserve it.

Have a great day!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Our beautiful mural at Station 14 is starting to emerge! Stay tuned to see and hear more about this wonderful community ...
11/03/2019

Our beautiful mural at Station 14 is starting to emerge! Stay tuned to see and hear more about this wonderful community project... Thank you to artist John P. Hickey and his able assistant Joel Becker!

#VolunteeringCanBeTransformational #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

Good Rescue 14 mornin' from Jenni M. and Jim L. They found time this morning to catch the awesome sunrise on the beach. ...
11/03/2019

Good Rescue 14 mornin' from Jenni M. and Jim L. They found time this morning to catch the awesome sunrise on the beach. Today is a beautiful day in Virginia Beach! Thank you Jenni and Jim for all you do!

#VBVRS2019 #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #BeachLifeBestLife

It’s a beautiful day to be on the beach...on a horse...standing by for the  Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police...
11/02/2019

It’s a beautiful day to be on the beach...on a horse...standing by for the Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police Beach Ride!

#HelloOfficer #SugarCubesAnyone #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

While you're out having fun on this All Hallows Eve, please remember a few things:1. Be alert for kids trick-or-treating...
10/31/2019

While you're out having fun on this All Hallows Eve, please remember a few things:

1. Be alert for kids trick-or-treating, and drive cautiously this evening.
2. Add reflective tape to costumes or have kids carry glow sticks.
3. Check all treats to be sure they're sealed; throw away any open or torn packages.
4. Enjoy and if you have leftover candy, feel free to leave it at the rescue squad station closest to you... 😋😁

#CandyIsGood #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

What kind of people do we have in our community? This kind...Life Member Roy Tydings not only gives his time to the VBVR...
10/29/2019

What kind of people do we have in our community? This kind...

Life Member Roy Tydings not only gives his time to the VBVRS as an active running member, but since retiring in 2005, he gives his blood to help others. Ten gallons today...

#ThankYouRoy #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

On this day, National First Responders' Day, we want to thank all the amazing volunteers in our special EMS system who g...
10/29/2019

On this day, National First Responders' Day, we want to thank all the amazing volunteers in our special EMS system who generously give their hands and hearts to help neighbors in need.

We salute you today and every day!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #TodayAndEveryDay #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

We had a great day celebrating our community today at—ahem—Community Day at Station 14! Thank you to our members, Virgin...
10/26/2019

We had a great day celebrating our community today at—ahem—Community Day at Station 14! Thank you to our members, Virginia Beach EMS, Virginia Beach Animal Control, Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol, Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office and Old Beach Farmers Market for helping us with this fantastic event!

#WeLoveVB #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #vbvrs2019

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The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is made up of volunteers. We are professionals and retirees, teachers and students, business owners and employees. We are...people in our community who want to give back, start a career, or do something meaningful and exciting. We are almost 200 members strong, answer about 14,000 911-dispatched calls every year, and are part of a dynamic, volunteer-based EMS system of ten volunteer squads. VBVRS operates two independent rescue stations every hour of every day: Station 14, located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and Station 8, located off of Old Donation Parkway in the Great Neck area of Virginia Beach. We believe it is our tremendous privilege to be supported by our community, and we are honored to be able to reach out and help our families, friends and neighbors in their hour of need.

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I thought I would share my fundraiser for you. :) https://www.facebook.com/donate/960904670944998/
Good morning everyone! Due to my Navy work schedule and my command not allowing me to have the day off because of operational situations i am looking for coverage for tomorrow 6/20 at R8 with Anastasia Martini and a bls intern. I can swap duties for this Saturday 6/22 if anyone is available. Thank you and have a nice day.
I would like to thank the VBVRS. September 27th while on vacation in VB I was knocked by a wave in the ocean and suffered a trimalleolar fracture to my right ankle. I barely was able to even crawl out of the ocean. The team who was dispatched to help me were awesome. I'm Canadian and I rec2better care in VB then I do by any medical personal back home. I can't remember the names of MY EMT's but I thank you for all. That you did for me.
Many volunteers have gone on to be local PAs and the Eastern Virginia Medical School Physician Assistant Program needs your help! Oct. 6-12 is National PA Week. The local program is in the running for the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants PA Week photo challenge but they need your help! Click on the photo below and “Like” it to show support! https://www.facebook.com/vapaorg/photos/a.704655009550806/2398085433541080/?type=3
I wish to thank the members of VBFD and Rescue that responded to my home on Augusta Circle Friday when my 1 year old granddaughter had a seizure. You are all amazing. Thank you for all that you do!
Ready for a little football? Again, this year we are providing standby coverage for Norfolk Academy home football games. I need someone to join me on four Fridays so that the squad can receive a donation of $100 per game. The schedule is as follows: Friday, 9/7 at 7:00 Friday, 9/21 at 6:30 Friday, 10/12 at 6:00 Friday, 10/26 at 6:3. I am happy to buy any sandwich anywhere for your dinner. Games last a little over 2 hours. Who is in? Paul.
my husband David Moulden served on the Princess Anne squad in the early 90’s while serving in the Navy. I’m looking for a sticker/decal to use on a proje I’m doing with stickers from all the departments he served on. He served on Brockport NY fire department prior to serving VABeach. He served as a battalion chief in German Township OH and for the past 14 years he has served as the fire chief of Wayne Township Clermont county OH.
On a recent visit to Dublin and the Brazen Head Pub, we sat down at a table, my husband's back to the wall. When he got up, lo and behold there it was .......You're on the wall!!!
You all are amazing! Thanks for all you do, you are appreciated!
Can someone please cover for me this saturday night shift at 14
Hey everyone! Danielle Smith and I will be out taking orders for Cards for a Cause on Saturday! This is a great fundraiser to help Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, Rescue 14! Not going to be there? Email me at [email protected] to take your order! Amazing Cards for an Amazing Cause!