Rescue Lines – Winter 2014/15 – VB EMS Makes Strides in 2014

EMS2014The Virginia Beach Department of EMS is extremely proud of its 809 active volunteers (*1,206, including non-active and those on medical/personal leave) and the 34,923 calls answered between January and October, 2014. In addition to those staggering numbers, they are pleased to report some other milestone achievements this year.

VPHIB Grant

Through a grant application process, the Department of EMS secured $57,000 in funding from the Virginia Office of EMS to replace its electronic medical records hardware. The program used by Virginia Beach is considered to be top-notch, frequently attracting the attention of other agencies throughout the state and country.

Cyanokits

In partnership with the Virginia Beach Fire Department, the Department of EMS has implemented a hydrogen cyanide poisoning antidote program for victims of smoke inhalation. Oftentimes, what severely harms victims of smoke inhalation is the hydrogen cyanide that binds to the hemoglobin. The Cyanokit program includes a medicine that inactivates the hydrogen cyanide and removes it from the body.

Full BLS Accreditation

The Virginia Department of Health has recognized the Department of EMS Training Center as the first and only local government-based basic life support (BLS) training program to receive full accreditation through 2018. The decision was based upon an extensive review of the self-study document, the visiting team’s report and the institution’s responses. The process culminated in a comprehensive review of the program and included volunteer rescue squads, volunteer students, staff and faculty.

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Rescue Station 17 – Sandbridge
305 Sandbridge Road
PO Box 6113
Virginia Beach, Va. 23456
(757) 385-2917
www.sandbridgerescuesquad.com

Rescue Station 6 – Creeds
595 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, Va. 23457
(757) 721-6389
VBEMS.com – Creeds

Rescue Station 8 – Virginia Beach
1243 Bayne Drive
Virginia Beach., Va. 23454
(757) 437-4830
www.vbvrs.org

Rescue Station 14 – Virginia Beach
740 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Va. 23451
(757) 437-4830
www.vbvrs.org

Rescue Station 16 – Plaza
3610 South Plaza Trail
Virginia Beach, Va. 23452
(757) 385-2684
www.plazarescue.com

Rescue Station 9 – Kempsville
5145 Ruritan Court
Virginia Beach, Va. 23462
(757) 340-KVRS
www.kvrs.org

Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters And Training Center
4160 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Va. 23452
(757) 385-1999
www.vbems.com

Rescue Station 2 – Davis Corner
4672 Haygood Road
Virginia Beach, Va. 23455
(757) 460-7574
www.dcvrs.org

Rescue Station 4 – Chesapeake Beach
2211 Greenwell Road
Virginia Beach, Va. 23455
(757) 385-7304
www.res4cue.com

Rescue Station 1 – Ocean Park
3769 Shore Drive
PO Box 5545
Virginia Beach, Va. 23455
(757) 464-0594
www.vbrescue1.com