VB Rescue is the heartbeat of the Virginia Beach community and is a system of 10 individual volunteer rescue squads, in collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medical Services.

More than 500 volunteers and career EMS providers work with public safety partners to keep our community safe and healthy. Together, the trained and certified providers of VB Rescue are dedicated to delivering effective services for more than 54,000 emergency calls on a yearly basis.

Latest Blog Posts

  • April 19, 2024

    EMS and VB Rescue Celebrate the Service of Volunteer and Career Members

    More than 160 members carry a combined 2,000 years of service; Volunteer Bobby Hill Jr. reached an astounding 50-year service milestone.

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  • April 5, 2024

    VB Rescue Volunteers: The Strength of Our EMS System

    Recognizing the City of Virginia Beach’s EMS volunteers during National Volunteer Month.

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  • February 27, 2024

    EMS’ First Citizens Academy Teaches More Than Just How to Save Lives

    Participants received hands-on CPR, First Aid and Stop the Bleed training, along with a better understanding of the work of EMS. 

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