Deputy EMS Chief William S. Kiley
has served with the Department of Emergency Medical Services for over 31 years, working up the ranks to the position of Deputy EMS Chief in 1996.
Deputy Chief Kiley holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Virginia Wesleyan and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.
Chief Kiley is also a graduate of Lead Hampton Roads Class of 2008, University of Virginia, Virginia Institute of Government; University of Richmond, Robins School of Business, Management and Leadership Institute; George Washington University, National Emergency Medical Services Preparedness Institute; the Professional Development Program of the Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Management Institute and Chief Kiley was accepted and participated with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Fellow Leadership Program.
As the Chief Operating Officer of the Department, Chief Kiley is a member of the City's Departmental Leadership Management team. Chief Kiley's main responsibility is to focus on creating and sustaining a quality departmental organization that delivers superior emergency medical and rescue services that is valued and appreciated by the community.
Chief Kiley is responsible for protecting 434,412 citizens and 3 million tourists a year over 497.3 square miles of both land and ocean waters by ensuring the implementation of the overall strategic direction and management of the Department. Deputy Chief Kiley oversees the day-to-day operations of the entire department of 5 Division Chiefs, 8 Brigade Chiefs, 1,305 EMS providers and members.
Marine Rescue Team
Bike Medic Team
SWAT Medic Team
Squad Truck Team
Search & Rescue Team
Duty Field Supervisor Team
Office of Anti-Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness
Support Services Division
Air Medical Ambulance Division
Lifeguard Services Division
Under Chief Kiley's leadership, he is credited for the creation of the nationally recognized Air Search and Rescue Program, Marine Rescue Program, Bike Medic Program, SWAT Medic Program, Anti-terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Program and Virginia Beach's first Medical Critical Care Air Ambulance Service. Furthermore, he was instrumental on the expansion of the Office of Recruitment and Public Affairs, Office of Planning and Analysis, Office of the Human Resource Manager, Logistics and Support Office and Office of the Retention Officer.
Deputy Chief Kiley serves on numerous City Teams including the Program Inventory Team, Communication Infrastructure Team, Space Management Team and E3 Team. State Committees include the Department of Health,Quality Assurance Team and the Medical Data Oversight Committee and most notable Federal Committees include the National Emergency Medical Services Preparedness Advisory Committee to the Department of Homeland Security
Chief Kiley’s major awards and commendations include:
2008 Selected by the Center for Public Safety Excellence to receive the designation of "Chief Medical Officer". This unique credential was created to recognize EMS Officers who have demonstrated a consistent level of excellence and achievement in their career.
2007 Lifetime Achievement Joint Resolution from the Virginia General Assembly to Chief Kiley, for his lifetime achievements and contributions in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine.This prestigious award is given to a Virginia citizen by the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate for outstanding contribution to the Commonwealth.
2006 City of Virginia Beach Hall of Fame, Deputy Chief Kiley was inducted by the Mayor for his outstanding contribution to the City of Virginia Beach and his long standing demonstration of commitment to the community.
2003 City Manager's Excellence Award for his demonstration of his depth of experience and range of positive contributions in the development of Emergency Medical Services in Virginia Beach and the improvements that makes this community a model for others to strive toward
In addition, Chief Kiley has numerous Class Act and Field Service awards and commendations awarded to him over the years.
He is a National Registry Paramedic, as well as earning numerous certificates including Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Cardiac Life Support and Basic Trauma Life Support.
Chief Kiley is a member of the following organizations: