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The Value of Volunteer EMS

Since 1952, thousands of Virginia Beach citizens, and hundreds from neighboring cities, have devoted their time and energies to becoming and then serving as volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians in the City. They come to this “calling” for many reasons; to help their fellow citizens, to gain a foothold in the healthcare field, to find a social network or to experience the “adrenaline rush” that comes from responding to accidents, injuries and other mishaps. Every day and on every one of the up to 12-hour weekly shifts to which they are assigned, these unselfish individuals are called upon to ease pain, reassure frightened patients and families and on occasion, to save a life.

Lives Need Saving

Lives Need Saving, Start With Yours is the name of an ongoing campaign to promote the value of taking free emergency medical training classes and earning the opportunity to be a volunteer EMT in Virginia Beach.
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