The Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services is the largest volunteer-based rescue service in the country with over 1150 volunteers serving the city of over 430,000 residents.
Call the Department of Emergency Medical Services at 757-385-1999. Tell them you wish to be an EMS volunteer. At that time we will ask you a few questions before and then sign you up for a "New Member Orientation Meeting." This meeting will highlight the many facets of the Department and personally guide you though the application process.
Complete the following paperwork (done at the New Member Orientation meeting).
Out of State DMV needs to provide the following:
- DMV record from state which you are license
- Out of State DMV Websites
- Have not been licensed in Virginia for past five (5) years
- VCIN Form
- Health Physical Form
- Fingerprint card (generally done the same day as the health physical appointment)
Step 3: (Only applies if you have previous EMS Training)
Provide EMS Administration with copies of State of Virginia certification (i.e. First Responder, EMT, Shock Trauma Tech, Cardiac Tech or Paramedic). Also a copy of current CPR certification (front & back of card - see below for type of CPR course required.
Any other certifications whether rescue or fire should be submitted. Acceptable CPR certifications:
- American Heart Association - Health Care Provider
- American Red Cross - Professional Rescuer ASHI
- CPR-Pro Medic First Aid - BLSPRO
- AAOS Professional Rescuer
Upon completion of the application process, the Chief of EMS will either approve or disapprove of the application. Once approved you are a volunteer recruit with the Department of EMS
Recruits will be notified in writing and contacted to begin the training program and receive their recruit ID badge. Approved applications will be forwarded to the appropriate Membership Coordinator to be brought before the rescue squad membership for vote as a probationary member.
Begin to make new friends, learn lifelong lifesaving skills and staff ambulances.
477 Viking Drive, Suite 130
Virginia Beach, VA 23452