Virginia Beach Fire Department Recognizes EMS for Children’s Day as part of EMS Week in Virginia

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
As proclaimed by Gov. Bob McDonnell, May 19 to 25, 2013 is observed as EMS Week in Virginia to celebrate emergency medical service responders’ heroic efforts and commitment to saving lives.
The Virginia Beach Fire Department is a key participant in the city’s Emergency Response System and as such, all department firefighters are trained to provide effective emergency medical care.  Approximately 60 percent of all emergency responses in the Virginia Beach Fire Department are medical emergencies, and more than 100 Virginia Beach firefighters are trained in Advanced Life Support.
 
The Fire Department is highly active in public safety education and preparedness and is pleased to offer a variety of services in recognition of EMS for Children’s Day on May 22, 2013, the part of EMS Week that strives to raise awareness of pediatric health and safety.  The Virginia Beach Fire Department will be providing: 
  • Blood Pressure Checks

  • Fire Station Tours

  • Child Safety Seat Inspections/Installations at Child Safety Seat Certified Locations.


Station 8
1201 Bayne Drive

Virginia Beach, VA  23454
 
Station 19
4196 Pleasant Valley Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23464

Station 21
1468 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA  23456
 
Station 2
4672 Haygood Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

For more information, please contact Battalion Chief Amy Valdez at 757-385-1075 or email avaldez@vbgov.com.

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