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...

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...

Ecuador Doctor Rides with VBEMS

Dr. Grace Coronel is 27 years old and she is from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She studied at the Medical School for 6 years and completed her internship for a year in several hospitals through rotations following that. “In my country, we are required to work for the government for a...