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.
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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!

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!

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.

Operating as usual

Shout out to Austin and Bryce! Virginia Beach, you would be so proud of the smart, young professionals who are dedicatin...
01/07/2021

Shout out to Austin and Bryce! Virginia Beach, you would be so proud of the smart, young professionals who are dedicating their time and stepping up to care for their neighbors as certified EMTs. Way to go, guys!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2021

As 2020 comes to an end and we welcome in the New Year, we find ourselves reflecting on this past year. What a year of c...
12/31/2020

As 2020 comes to an end and we welcome in the New Year, we find ourselves reflecting on this past year. What a year of challenges for so many! As we see 2020 recede in the rear-view mirror, one of the takeaways that will remain with us is that through it all, you have shown us kindness, support, and so many words of encouragement. You have provided goodies, meals, and cards, but most of all—and best of all—your friendship. All of our volunteers are so very grateful for all of you and the continued faith that you have entrusted in us to take care of you, your family, your neighbors, and our Virginia Beach community.

All of us here at VBVRS wish all of you peace, love, happiness and good health in the coming New Year!

Who’s standing by tonight if you should need them? Meet Laurent and Kerri, two of our most fabulous volunteers...#NightC...
12/30/2020

Who’s standing by tonight if you should need them? Meet Laurent and Kerri, two of our most fabulous volunteers...

#NightCrewsRock #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Drew and Norwood are standing by on this cold, December morning. Thank you to all of our volunteers for being there for ...
12/28/2020

Drew and Norwood are standing by on this cold, December morning. Thank you to all of our volunteers for being there for our community!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

From all of our volunteers to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!#EvenSantaWearsAMask #NeighborsSavingNeighb...
12/25/2020

From all of our volunteers to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

#EvenSantaWearsAMask #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Well, you just never know who you're going to run into at the hospital... Good 'ol St. Nick was there spreading good che...
12/23/2020

Well, you just never know who you're going to run into at the hospital... Good 'ol St. Nick was there spreading good cheer. Thank you, Andrea and Julie, for keeping Santa company, even if just for a few minutes!

Be safe out there!

#SantasOnDuty #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Yes, Santa to the rescue! This is a wonderful program that Virginia Beach EMS offers to help comfort kids in our communi...
12/22/2020
Aside from making toys, Santa Claus comforts local children in emergency situations

Yes, Santa to the rescue! This is a wonderful program that Virginia Beach EMS offers to help comfort kids in our community who are frightened in a 911 situation.

Even if you're not a kid, don't you feel better already?

#ThankYouSanta #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Santa has been working with the Virginia Beach EMS – the founders of the program -- and other regional emergency crews since 2004.

Still shopping for last-minute gifts? Here’s a humble suggestion...#VBPride #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong
12/20/2020
VB Locals

Still shopping for last-minute gifts? Here’s a humble suggestion...

#VBPride #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong

Online ordering for VB Locals ends on Monday January 18th, 2021 (11:59pm EST)

A big, warm thank you to Alice and Marys Restaurant for supporting us through t-shirt sales during the Risevb fund drive...
12/17/2020

A big, warm thank you to Alice and Marys Restaurant for supporting us through t-shirt sales during the Risevb fund drive!

Alice, you and your staff rock!

We love, love, love the friends and neighbors in our community who help us make it happen. Together, we're making a difference!

#GetYourMarysTshirt #happyholidays2020 #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

You know you must be on the "nice" list when you get a donation from Santa Claus... (And who doesn't love that address?)...
12/16/2020

You know you must be on the "nice" list when you get a donation from Santa Claus... (And who doesn't love that address?)

Be like Santa and make a year-end donation to our deserving volunteers and the work they do! Go to https://vbvrs.org/donate/

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

While so many of Santa’s elves are scurrying around taking care of holiday to-do lists, there are a few amazing people w...
12/15/2020

While so many of Santa’s elves are scurrying around taking care of holiday to-do lists, there are a few amazing people who are taking care of our neighbors in trouble...

Thank you, Allison, Valerie, Hannah, Don, Collin and all our awesome volunteers!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

No matter what type of call it is, we'll be there. And, yes, COVID-19 is out there. Keeping our Virginia Beach Volunteer...
12/11/2020

No matter what type of call it is, we'll be there. And, yes, COVID-19 is out there.

Keeping our Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad neighbors up to date on Virginia Beach EMS COVID-19 transports for November 2020.
#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBVRS2020 #WearAMask #SixFeet

Check out Channel 13News Now - WVEC and learn about the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach...
12/11/2020
Virginia Beach EMS, the nation's largest volunteer response system, prepares for COVID-19 vaccine

Check out Channel 13News Now - WVEC and learn about the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach EMS's access to the COVID-19 vaccine from Chief John Bianco.

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #WearAMask #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

As Pfizer gets ready to roll out a vaccine distribution plan, Virginia Beach EMS said it's ready to take on the highly anticipated coronavirus vaccine.

It’s only fitting that Da’Trell’s sandwich order number today is 911...#TheyveGotHerNumber #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VB...
12/09/2020

It’s only fitting that Da’Trell’s sandwich order number today is 911...

#TheyveGotHerNumber #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

It's been a stormy night, a great lead-in to recognizing Saturday, December 5th, as  #SkywarnRecognitionDay.Today, we ho...
12/05/2020

It's been a stormy night, a great lead-in to recognizing Saturday, December 5th, as #SkywarnRecognitionDay.

Today, we honor the almost 300,000 volunteer Skywarn weather spotters around the country, helping to keep the National Weather Service and emergency responders aware of severe weather.

We give a shoutout to one of our own weather spotters, Rescue 14, retired-life member Billy Holland, amateur radio operator and a volunteer severe weather spotter.

Thank you Billy, for manning the radio's and watching the skies of Virginia Beach.

#continuingtoserve #retired #volunteer #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBVRS2020 #amateurradio #severeweather

Eva and Sarah were on duty last night and what did they manage to do between Friday-night calls? Yep, gingerbread houses...
12/05/2020

Eva and Sarah were on duty last night and what did they manage to do between Friday-night calls? Yep, gingerbread houses for the win!

What’s your favorite holiday activity?

#MakingGingerbreadHouseCalls #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

12/03/2020
VBVRS Answers the Call

Every day, every hour, every minute, VBVRS volunteers are there, ready to answer your call for help.

#CountOnUs #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Our supportive community is simply the BEST! Thank you, Risevb, for doing so much to help our volunteers!
12/01/2020
Risevb

Our supportive community is simply the BEST! Thank you, Risevb, for doing so much to help our volunteers!

It’s Giving Tuesday and 2020 has been a difficult year. Many have lost loved ones to Covid-19, and local businesses have struggled to get by. But in these trying times, we’ve come to appreciate our local heroes more than ever. The men and women who step up, rather than step back, to help others in need. Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad are these heroes. Join riseVB in supporting their tireless efforts to save lives, and make our community a healthier, safer one by donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign (link in bio)! 💛

12/01/2020

Do you want to know what it's like respond to an emergency call? Do you want to know what it feels like to drive lights and sirens to a neighbor in need? Well, then, come along for a ride...

Today, on #GivingTuesday, we'll be posting short videos/stories of what it's like to be a VBVRS crew member. And we'll answer any questions you have; just post them in the comments.

We're looking forward to showing you what it's like to be a member of the nation's largest volunteer-based EMS system!

#givingtuesday2020 #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020 #vbems

If you are taking advantage of the many #CyberMonday deals today, don't forget that when you shop through smile.amazon.c...
11/30/2020
Donate - Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

If you are taking advantage of the many #CyberMonday deals today, don't forget that when you shop through smile.amazon.com, a percentage of your purchase can be donated to your Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

These can truly be the gifts that keep on giving! We love our supportive community...

#timetoshop #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Your sustaining financial support, along with our generous volunteers, allows us to offer free, life-saving, emergency care.

11/28/2020

As many #SmallBusinesses have supported local volunteer rescue squads and fire departments in our community, we might consider supporting our local small businesses.

Today, Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday!

We all know the economy is a challenge, especially for small businesses during COVID 19. Let’s all show them a little love today!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors

Your Virginia Beach Voluteer Rescue Squad is so very thankful for you, our loving and supportive community. We just want...
11/26/2020

Your Virginia Beach Voluteer Rescue Squad is so very thankful for you, our loving and supportive community.

We just wanted you to know.

Happy Thanksgiving and please have a lovely, safe holiday!

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #GivingThanks #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

We are so grateful to have you in our squad, Bobby Hill!
11/25/2020

We are so grateful to have you in our squad, Bobby Hill!

Happy Thanksgiving Bobby! #VBEMS #Thankful2020 #Thanksgiving

We are so thankful for you, Roy Tydings!
11/25/2020

We are so thankful for you, Roy Tydings!

Happy Thanksgiving Roy! #VBEMS #Thankful2020 #Thanksgiving

A message from the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad family to our neighbors, friends & followers.“Click it for your...
11/25/2020

A message from the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad family to our neighbors, friends & followers.

“Click it for your family, friends & the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad!”

Be safe!

#VBVRS2020 #neighborsavingneighbors #VBStrong #CLICKIT #MakeMeARescue14Volunteer

Big virtual hugs to Suzanne Sofield and the Rose & Womble Realty Co for giving turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixins to ...
11/24/2020

Big virtual hugs to Suzanne Sofield and the Rose & Womble Realty Co for giving turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixins to our volunteer rescue squads and fire stations. Yay for the Turkey Brigade!

We are thankful for you and a community who cares about and supports us! If you need us on the holiday—or any day—you can count on us to be there.

#GivingThanks #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Looking for special holiday gifts? Check out this special pop-up store by We Grew Up In Virginia Beach By Virginia Beach...
11/22/2020
VB Locals

Looking for special holiday gifts? Check out this special pop-up store by We Grew Up In Virginia Beach By Virginia Beach Locals and Virginia Beach Locals communities. They have graciously designated 10% of their sales to be donated to us, your Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

BUT! This pop-up online store is only open until December 15th, 11:59 p.m.

Below is the direct link to the store. We encourage you to share it with your Virginia Beach-loving family and friends to help us generate donations!

There truly is something for everyone who is a true Virginia Beach Local at heart, regardless of where you live.
https://vblocals.itemorder.com/sale

VBProud!

Online ordering for VB Locals ends on Tuesday December 15th, 2020 (11:59pm EST)

11/21/2020

Saturday, November 21st is #NationalFamilyVolunteerDay.

The VA Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad embraces the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods.

We would love for you & your family to join our family of volunteers dedicated to helping the sick & injured.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities at vbvrs.org!

#VBVRS2020 #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #volunteer #VBStrong #empowerment #family #communitysupport

11/20/2020

The Risevb first ever, “Rise for Restaurants Week” in support of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad continues to run through November 21st.

You still have time to step out to one of the following awesome VA Beach restaurants, enjoy delicious food & a portion of the sales will be donated to riseVB in support of the #VBVRS station 14 & their volunteers.

#MarysRestaurant
#docksideva
#nautilusvb
#thebackdeck
#watermans
#thehuntroom
#bubbasvb
#citrusvabeach

#VBVRS2020 #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong

11/19/2020

This Saturday, let's all head over to Nautilus, enjoy the oysters, the music, and the wonderful feeling of supporting our amazing volunteers!

Who's with us?

#MmmOysters #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Thanks to our 17th Street neighbors, Marys Restaurant for "having our backs" during Risevb Nov 15th-21st Restaurant Week...
11/19/2020

Thanks to our 17th Street neighbors, Marys Restaurant for "having our backs" during Risevb Nov 15th-21st Restaurant Week.

#NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBVRS2020 #MakeADonation #ViBECreativeDistrict #makemeavolunteeremt

11/17/2020
VBVRS Member Rich Tells How He Got Hooked

What got VBVRS member Rich hooked on being an EMS professional and volunteering with us? Take a listen to his sweet story...

#HoldMyHand #BeAPartOfTheAction #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

Wouldn't tonight be a great night to get some food at Dockside?#yumyum #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020
11/16/2020

Wouldn't tonight be a great night to get some food at Dockside?

#yumyum #NeighborsSavingNeighbors #VBStrong #VBVRS2020

We love our local healthcare heroes! Come grab a bite tonight and support Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad ! Risevb

Aren’t you getting hungry about now? Today and the rest of this week are fabulous times to eat out... 😋
11/15/2020

Aren’t you getting hungry about now? Today and the rest of this week are fabulous times to eat out... 😋

RiseVB’s Rise for Restaurants week kicks off TODAY! Stop by any of our partner restaurants today through Saturday 11/21 to:
✅Support our frontline heroes at @vbvrs
✅Eat great food
✅Support local restaurants

Talk about a WIN-WIN-WIN! Visit any of the spots listed below this week and they'll donate a portion of sales to riseVB as we support the heroes at @vbvrs.

@marysrestaurant
@docksideva
@nautilus.vb
@thebackdeck
@watermansvb
@thehuntroomvb
@bubbasvb
@citrusvabeach

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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...neighbors 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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Two years ago today my ❤️ gave me a “wake up call” which resulted in a triple bypass, as well as an additional surgery. I’ll be forever grateful to Jim (EMS) and the ambulance crew that cared for me that night until I got to the hospital where the wonderful staff there took over.
I wanted to share with you my birthday fundraiser for you. Feel free to share. :) https://www.facebook.com/donate/392605175491338/392605185491337/
Our amazing admin members have been busy taking care of the crews today. Turkey dinner donated from Rose and Womble Realty Co. Cooking it all up is thanks to Melissa and Troy. Dessert homemade and provided by our very own Junior Rescue Squad R & R leader Kiley Smallegan.
MANY THANKS!
MANY THANKS!
MANY THANKS TO VBVRS AND VBFD FOR YOUR HELP THIS PAST SUNDAY...
MANY THANKS FOR THIS MORNING'S CALL...
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