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About Us

The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation supports an independent and vital emergency medical care and transport system - one of the largest in the country that relies predominantly on well-trained, skilled and dedicated volunteers.

Some 1,000 men and women from every walk of life serve the community under the direction of the City of Virginia Beach EMS Department. There are ten squads altogether throughout the 255-square mile wide city, the 41st most populous in the nation with nearly 440,000 residents. Each squad is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that finances its operational needs through individual fundraising. As a result, pre-hospital emergency medical care in the City of Virginia Beach is free to all and contributes to over $22-million in annual cost savings to the taxpayers.

Our 10 squads

Click on the links below to visit the squads websits to find out more information.

Facts & Figures

  • The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads of today serve a population of more than 440,000 residents, plus 2.8 million tourists who visit the resort area annually.
  • Citywide, the squads respond to almost 46,000 calls per year and have a 97% customer satisfaction rating.

  • The 10 volunteer rescue squads combined operate 37 ambulances, three squad trucks, six boats, support & command vehicles, and have over 900+ volunteers, augmented with 50 career paramedics and supervisors.
  • Volunteers’ time on behalf of public health and safety is valued at over $22 million each year.
  • The squads have equipment and infrastructure assets of more than $5 million, and they raise over $2.1 million each year in private contributions.
  • The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads still do not charge patients for services.

An annual history of total 911 calls in Virginia Beach

2017

47,000

2016

45,897

2015

43,923

2014

40,619

2013

39,045

2012

40,837

2011

38,775

2019

39,448

2009

38,994

2008

38,113

2007

37,771

2006

2006:

2005

35,992

2004

34,661

2003

33,634

2002

32,707

2001

31,124
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