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New Public Affairs Officer Joins VBEMS Staff

We are pleased to introduce Jennifer Babiak as the new Virginia Beach EMS Public Affairs Officer. She is filling a new position created to facilitate marketing, public affairs, community outreach, and member communications. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from California University of Pennsylvania, as well as...

New Division Chiefs Selected

I am pleased to welcome two new Division Chiefs to the Department of EMS team.   Joining us tomorrow are Division Chiefs Bruce Nedelka and Kevin Lipscomb. Bruce Nedelka joined the Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1981, subsequently serving in a number of leadership roles including Squad Commander and...

Deputy Chief Appointments

Dear Fellow EMS Members, As you know, the department has undergone a significant transition over the past few months.  We’ve worked hard to backfill the duties of a number of retiring senior officers.  While we’ve kept things as seamless as possible, organizational stability is critical for us to continue...

New BLS Protocol–Naloxone

As you know, there is considerable attention these days on the rising number of opiate overdose deaths across the nation.  This has led to dramatic changes, including easy access to Naloxone (Narcan) by family and friends of potential overdose victims.  Meanwhile, the City of Virginia Beach has been an...

New EMS Staff Member

On behalf of Chief Bruce W. Edwards, I would like to welcome Tyra Fitch to the Department of EMS.  Tyra has been selected to serve as the department’s Account Clerk II.  She will manage the payroll process for career staff, medics and lifeguards.  Additionally she will support a number...

New EMS Staff Members

On behalf of EMS Chief Bruce W. Edwards, I am pleased to announce the impending arrival of one new staff member and promotion of another effective August 7th. Greg Postlewait has been hired as our Business Application Specialist. His primary role will be to manage our Electronic Medical Records...

New Public Affairs Officer Joins VBEMS Staff

We are pleased to introduce Jennifer Babiak as the new Virginia Beach EMS Public Affairs Officer. She is filling a new position created to facilitate marketing, public affairs, community outreach, and member communications. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from California University of Pennsylvania, as well as...

New Division Chiefs Selected

I am pleased to welcome two new Division Chiefs to the Department of EMS team.   Joining us tomorrow are Division Chiefs Bruce Nedelka and Kevin Lipscomb. Bruce Nedelka joined the Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1981, subsequently serving in a number of leadership roles including Squad Commander and...

Deputy Chief Appointments

Dear Fellow EMS Members, As you know, the department has undergone a significant transition over the past few months.  We’ve worked hard to backfill the duties of a number of retiring senior officers.  While we’ve kept things as seamless as possible, organizational stability is critical for us to continue...

New BLS Protocol–Naloxone

As you know, there is considerable attention these days on the rising number of opiate overdose deaths across the nation.  This has led to dramatic changes, including easy access to Naloxone (Narcan) by family and friends of potential overdose victims.  Meanwhile, the City of Virginia Beach has been an...

New EMS Staff Member

On behalf of Chief Bruce W. Edwards, I would like to welcome Tyra Fitch to the Department of EMS.  Tyra has been selected to serve as the department’s Account Clerk II.  She will manage the payroll process for career staff, medics and lifeguards.  Additionally she will support a number...

New EMS Staff Members

On behalf of EMS Chief Bruce W. Edwards, I am pleased to announce the impending arrival of one new staff member and promotion of another effective August 7th. Greg Postlewait has been hired as our Business Application Specialist. His primary role will be to manage our Electronic Medical Records...