Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – BLS Academy #18 Graduation

EMTGradsCongratulations to the graduates of BLS Academy #18, who were recognized in a ceremony at the training center on April 5, 2017.

(listed alphabetically)

Alexis Atkinson

Daniel Billowitz

Taylor Branscomb

Janeza Calderon

Christopher Denfeld

Lacey Duke

Benjamin Hansen

Honey Hartleb

Alexis Harvey

James Horst

Carmen Jordan

Lena Kessler

Kristen Mabine

Kiana Noer

Mikayla Plansker

Kiel Powell

Elizabeth Rogers

Melissa Toupin

William Trembley

Kyle Valentine

Travon Whitehurst


By |May 2nd, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – “Thanks to you, my baby wasn’t born in a parking lot.”

IMG_0083Virginia Beach resident Traci Wagner was pregnant with her third child. Her first two children, both boys, had been delivered by induction and C-section, so she and her husband Nick were patiently awaiting another C-section scheduled for the following week… but this baby had different plans.


By |May 1st, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – Ecuador Physician Rides with VBEMS

GraceCoronelTwenty-seven year old Dr. Grace Coronel is from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She works on a cruise ship called the Silversea Galapagos as medical officer in charge, and she often vacations in Virginia Beach visiting her boyfriend and his family.

On a recent trip to our city, she wanted to further her experience in the field, and VBEMS gladly set her up on an observer ride with EMT Lynette Dimitry and Paramedic Susan Palmer.


By |May 1st, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – VBVRS’s 41st Annual Oyster Roast

OysterRoastOn March 5th, the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrated its 41st Annual Oyster Roast and Craft Beer Festival. More than 800 people turned out to support the squad at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and a great time was had by all.

By |May 1st, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – VBEMS Passes OEMS Inspection

OEMS1In March, Virginia Beach’s Emergency Response System, including all ten volunteer rescue squads, the EMS Department and the Fire Department, underwent an intensive inspection from the state Office of EMS, which is required every two years. It involves a thorough inspection of every ambulance, squad/rescue truck, zone car, engine and ladder, along with an extensive checklist of reports and other paperwork gathered and submitted months prior to the inspection.

Led by Division Chief Kevin Lipscomb, this year’s inspections were accomplished safely and efficiently, and the system received very high marks. Congrats to everyone involved!

By |May 1st, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – Moving On Up!

Congratulations to the individuals who advanced to a new EMT certification level between January 18 and April 18, 2017!


By |May 1st, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Winter 2017 – Rock the Squads is May 7th!

RTSLogoWhere would the City of Virginia Beach be without its EMS volunteers? No group does more for the city, and no city in the U.S. depends on volunteer EMTs more than Virginia Beach.

Recognition for the volunteers and the EMS system as a whole is long overdue. That’s why, on Sunday, May 7, the Mayor and City Council have invited all members of the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach to attend Rock the Squads! at Mount Trashmore. (more…)

By |January 25th, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Winter 2017 – Foundation Announces Grant & Scholarship Recipients

The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is pleased to announce its 2017 Grant recipients, totaling a distribution of just over $100,000, as well as its 2017 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarships:


By |January 25th, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Winter 2017 – Firehouse Subs Helps Squads Buy New Equipment

FirehouseSubsTwo local Firehouse franchises have made huge impacts on rescue squads.

Thanks to grants totaling over $53,000 from Firehouse Subs Strawbridge, Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad now has LUCAS devices on all four of its ambulances. The LUCAS is a portable device that provides automated, consistent, uninterrupted chest compressions during CPR, and they’re valued at up to $15,000 each.


By |January 25th, 2017|Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Winter 2017 – Moving On Up!

Congratulations! Between September 22, 2016 and January 17, 2017, the individuals below advanced to the following EMT certification levels:


By |January 25th, 2017|Rescue Lines