VBEMS Receives 2017 Mission: Lifeline Gold EMS Award!

                On May 19, 2017, Virginia Beach EMS received the American Heart Association 2017 Mission: Lifeline GOLD EMS Recognition Award at the Virginia Heart Attack Coalition (VHAC) State Meeting in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition recognizes EMS systems for their role...

Bye Bye, So Long, Farewell…

By Armand Rubbo Dear Brother and Sister Members, I started in this business in 1967. What was being a volunteer like “back then”? I started with a department outside Philadelphia. Big reason was, when the fire siren on the pole outside the high school went off, junior firemen could...

Supply Restock at the Hospital—New items and reminders

Please remember that when you are pulling items from the hospital supply vending machines, you must enter a Patient MRN/Hospital number.  This is how they track supplies for billing the patient.  Also, only take the items you used for that patient.  If you remove additional items to help restock...

Where can STEMI patients go? What are the STEMI goals?

Much like a Trauma criteria patient can be taken directly to a trauma center, a known STEMI patient should be be transported directly to a STEMI Receiving Center.  Our STEMI Receiving Centers include VBGH, SLH and CGH. If you perform a 12-lead and your patient indicates a STEMI, you...

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...

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...