The office of the EMS Division Chief's consists of five Division Chiefs.
Division Chief Dan Kiley:
Dan started with Virginia Beach EMS as a volunteer with Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1977. He has be a employee with the City of Virginia Beach since 1975. Dan is a Past captain with the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, has severed as a Brigade Chief overseeing various Squad Commanders with the volunteer rescue squads as well as served as the Brigade Chief overseeing Special Operations. Dan currently is the volunteer Division Chief of Operations which oversees the daily operations of all 10 volunteer rescue squads and special operations with the Department of Emergency Medical Services. Dan is a National Registered Paramedic and is certified in specialized advanced care.
Division Chief Ed Brazle:
Ed joined Virginia Beach EMS as a volunteer with Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1990 while on active duty as naval officer. He served in a number of positions in the squad, including Captain. After leaving the Navy In 1996 he was hired as the Regulation and Enforcement Coordinator, later advancing to the Division Chief level. Over the years he has had a leading role in numerous major initiatives including ERS implementation, creation of the Air Medical Program and most recently the Medically Friendly Shelter. He serves on the Virginia Office of EMS Medevac Committee and teaches MCI Management programs around the Commonwealth. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University.
Division Chief Bruce Nedelka:
Bruce began his career with Virginia Beach EMS in 1981 as a volunteer with Davis Corner Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He held several leadership roles there including President, Captain, and Chief. Hired in 2002 with the department as an Instruction Supervisor and soon promoted to Division Chief of Administration. His business experience helped him to develop programs and break down barriers to join the service. He was the architect of a very successful recruitment and retention campaign that resulted in a sizable membership increase for the department. Bruce was transferred to Division Chief of Training in 2007 and led the staff to accommodate the influx of new members by increasing classes, streamlining processes, and revising the Attendant-in-Charge program.
Bruce holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Fordham University, The Bronx, New York. While at Fordham University, Bruce founded the Fordham University Emergency Medical Services System.
Bruce remains an active Paramedic with the system, and is a certified EMT-B, ACLS, and PALS Instructor. He has received several Life Saver Awards, the regional Bruce W. Edwards Outstanding EMS Administrator Award, and the regional R. C. Daley Excellence in EMS Award.
Division Chief John Bianco:
John started with Virginia Beach EMS as a volunteer with Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1985. He then soon began his EMS career with the Emergency Medical Service Institute in Pittsburgh. He was most recently the EMS field Supervisor and held a faculty appointment as the EMS Instructor with Penn State University before rejoining Virginia Beach EMS as the training captain. John is degreed in Emergency Management and Public Safety Administration through Drexel University and Emergency Medicine through the University of Pittsburgh and is dual certified as a NREMT-P in Pennsylvania and Virginia. John is also recognized as a Chief Medical Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Division Chief Tom Green:
Chief Green has over 20 years of EMS experience in the clinical and pre-hospital settings. He began his career with VBEMS at Kempsville Rescue squad, left for a position as a Firefighter- Paramedic in a sister City where he progressed to the rank of Lieutenant. Tom rejoined VBEMS in 2007 as a Captain supervising field operations on A Shift. He was promoted to Division Chief in 2008. During his tenure with VBEMS he has been instrumental in many projects to include the VBEMS Sandbridge Lifeguard service, Electronic Medical Records (EMR). In July of 2011 Tom transitioned from the Regulations and Enforcement Division Chief to the Division Chief of Operations. Chief Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Richmond and is currently pursuing his masters degree there as well.