Rescue Lines – Fall 2016 – Getting to Know the New VB EMS Chief Ed Brazle

Ed BrazleEarlier this year, Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen announced the appointment of Ed Brazle to Chief of the Department of EMS, effective June 22. Brazle had been serving as Interim Chief since February and previously held a number of positions with the department since his tenure began in 1996. Prior to that, he was a volunteer with Kempsville VRS. Below, he addresses questions about the state of the department and his priorities as the new Chief.

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Rescue Lines – Fall 2016 – Sentara’s ‘Mobile ER’ at VBVRS a Win-Win

MobileERThe Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon brings thousands to the
oceanfront during Labor Day weekend each year, requiring
first responders to stand by to treat injuries and runners
in distress. EMS volunteers man medical tents along the
course, and for the past few years, Sentara Virginia Beach
General has set up a “mobile emergency room” at the
finish line to treat patients onsite, rather than transporting
all cases to the hospital.

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