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LifePak 12-Lead Transmission and Downloads

  Transmitting 12-lead EKG’s to the hospital Released 6/24/19 Gently connect the USB cable from the LifePak to the EMR. Press TRANSMIT on the LifePak and operate as normal with a HOSPITAL as the site.  Then select SEND. Make note of the Lifepak’s serial number. You will need that...

New patient tape in IV boxes

In an effort to reduce the risk of infection and waste,  Sentara Healthcare has changed the majority of their clinical tape rolls to Single Patient Use Rolls Sentara Pharmacies will begin placing these single patient rolls in IV boxes as their current inventory of multiuse rolls run out.  Single...

EMS Headquarters Receptionist Announcement

On behalf of EMS Chief Ed Brazle, we are pleased to announce the hiring of our new (although familiar) receptionist starting August 22nd. Please welcome Rasheeda Green to her new role as our receptionist at EMS Headquarters.  Rasheeda comes back to us from Sentara Medical Group.  Many of you may...

New Medic Announcement

On behalf of EMS Chief Ed Brazle, we are pleased to announce the recent career medic vacancy to be filled with a current paramedic member joining the career medic team starting August 22nd. Paramedic Dan Kiernan joined the Virginia Beach EMS family as a volunteer with Kempsville Rescue Squad...

EMS Fellow – Dr. Skinner

I am pleased to be able to report that Virginia Beach EMS is participating with a new program to train EMS physicians.  The EMS Fellowship training program is a multi-jurisdictional training program that provides intensive training for a physician with an EMS interest.  The program provides broad exposure across...

How to sign up for Elite classes in the Member Portal

This September, training for Elite will be offered in two formats: online and classroom.  One of the new features of the Member Portal is the ability to sign up for classroom training.  We will be using this feature to register for Elite classroom training.  All classes will be held...

Volunteer Assistant Chief Openings

The Department of EMS is accepting applications for the newly created position of volunteer Assistant Chief.  This is an appointed position reporting directly to a Deputy Chief.  Assistant Chiefs will directly supervise a group of rescue squads, providing the support and leadership necessary for the assigned Squad Commanders and...

EMS Organizational Changes

Dear fellow members, Several months ago when I was appointed interim Chief, I pledged to review all aspects of the Department of EMS to see where we could do things more effectively.  In the ensuing months, we’ve had a number of key personnel and structural changes.  Your two new...

New Medic Announcement

On behalf of EMS Chief Ed Brazle, we are pleased to announce four current members and one former member will join the career medic team starting July 22nd.  Four positions are additions added this budget year by the City Manager and approved City Council and one replaces the vacancy created...