Expiring Revive! kits

Question If you are checking off your ambulance and you notice that the naloxone (Narcan) in your Revive! kit has expired, what should you do? Answer Remove the expired Revive! kit from the ambulance and return it to your station officers.  It has served its purpose and is no...

2017 Santa on the Air Program

Santa On The Air is dedicated to the memory of EMT-B William “Bill” Laws, a true Santa Claus to so many! During the holiday season, some children become especially concerned if EMS, Police, or Fire are dispatched. Santa On The Air began in 2004. For more information on the...

VBEMS Dedicates New Building

For the very first time in the history of the Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS), the headquarters and training center are together under one roof. On Nov. 18th, EMS held a dedication ceremony to commemorate this important milestone at 4160 Virginia Beach Blvd., with tours of the facility...

Ambient Carbon Monoxide Detectors

AMBULANCE JUMP BAG AMBIENT CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS You may be wondering: What is this thing on my jump bag? How do I know it’s working? What do I do if its alarms keep going off? This is your Ambient Carbon Monoxide Detector. It constantly checks the air around you...

CHKD is a Pediatric Trauma Center on October 2, 2017

On October 2, 2017, CHKD will begin accepting trauma patients directly from the field.  They have been receiving transfer patients and some minor trauma patients for some time. This means that patients under the age of 15 who meet any trauma center transport criteria will be transported directly to...

A dashboard warning light came on! What now?

Dashboard warning indicators on modern vehicles comes in two varieties:  YELLOW and RED.  Just like with traffic signal lights, yellow is used to signal Caution, and red is used to signal STOP. The most common YELLOW dashboard indicator is the Check Engine Light.  Common variations of the Check Engine...

Iron Keyboard 2016 Winners

Patient Care Reporting is vital aspect of the EMS profession.  Reports are used by local physicians and their patients, law enforcement and attorneys, even anonymously to researchers nationwide searching for answers to healthcare questions.   Federal seat belt laws trace their origin from EMS reports indicating the wearing of seat...

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...