The Foundation’s grant program focuses on providing the City’s volunteer rescue squad entities with a fiscal alternative to improve their overall operational capabilities. 

Click to download the 2018 Grant Guidelines and Application. The deadline for the 2018 Grant Program is Oct. 2, 2017.

2017 Grants totaling $100,374 were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Council of Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc. (Rescue Council) – $2,600 toward the purchase of portable CO monitors for all ambulance jump bags
  • Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. – $5,560.50 toward the purchase of video laryngoscopes
  • Ocean Park Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad – $68,941.13 toward the outfitting of one new ambulance
  • Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad – $7,500 to enhance its recruitment and retention efforts
  • Virginia Beach Volunteer Water Rescue Team, Inc. (Marine Rescue) – $15,772 toward the purchase of patient recovery equipment and swimmer PPE and safety gear


The Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship is a joint partnership of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation.  This fund was created in 2008 to assist eligible volunteer rescue squad members with the costs of their own college/higher education or those of their immediate family members. The scholarship is open to any active operational or administrative member of the Virginia Beach volunteer rescue squad system (and their dependents) who has at least four (4) years of service and meets the other eligibility requirements.

Click to download the 2018 Scholarship Guidelines and Application. The deadline for the 2018 program is December 6, 2017.