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Virginia Beach, VA

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Contact
  P.O. Box 62345
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
Emergencies: 911
Main: 757-340-KVRS
Fax: 877-471-6183
 

Ambulance facing left KVRS logo Ambulance facing right

Our Mission

To deliver the most appropriate and timely prehospital emergency medical care and rescue services to the citizens of the community

Our Vision

To promote the general welfare of the borough of Kempsville and the City of Virginia Beach by maintaining an institutional platform of the highest caliber for volunteer activism in the mitigation of emergencies, for leadership development, and for community self-sufficiency

News

2016-09-06
Our Life Member and long-time President, Kevin Lipscomb, has been hired as a Division Chief at the Virginia Beach EMS Department.  Our Vice President, Tom Kiernan, will be our Acting President until our Board Of Directors elects a replacement.

2016-08-22
Dan Kiernan, our Executive Officer, has been hired as a full-time Paramedic by the Virginia Beach EMS Department.  Congratulations Dan, and best wishes for your new career!  Our Scheduling Officer, Christina Powell, will be our Acting Executive Officer until our Board Of Directors elects a replacement.

2016-07-22
Our Life Member, Russell Blow, has been hired as a full-time Paramedic by the Virginia Beach EMS Department.  Congratulations Russ!

2016-07-09
We've placed our brand new ambulance, "925" in service, thanks to donations from the community and a state Rescue Squad Assistance Fund grant.  For the first time in our history, we have six ambulances in our fleet, and they all share the same basic custom-tailored design.  This arrangement is critical to operational efficiency.

2016-01-01
We won a $172,684 grant from the state Rescue Squad Assistance Fund and a $22,346 grant from the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation to complete projects to add a 6th badly needed ambulance to our fleet, and to outfit all our ambulances with safer Stryker Power-LOAD systems.  We are still looking for about $101,000 in matching funds to complete these projects!
Stryker Power-LOAD system
Stryker Power-LOAD system

2015-12-31
KVRS responded to more than 24 calls per day (transporting more than 16 patients per day) in 2015, average.

2015-11-05
Our member, Paramedic Kate East (center, below), appeared with EMT Terry Connelly from our sister squad, Ocean park, on the Hampton Roads Show today to talk about our system and how dependent we are on donations and recruits from the community.
Kate East on Hampton Roads Show

2015-07-04
We enjoyed serving everyone who attended this year's Mt. Trashmore July 4th Celebration, fireworks and all.  We also appreciate the help we got from our sister squads!
KVRS and other rescue members at Mt. Trashmore July 4th event
Photo courtesy of Linda House, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

2015-07-01
We won a $6186.10 grant to upgrade the fifth of our five Physio-Control LifePak 15 devices with waveform capnography and other capabilities.  Waveform capnography gives us a continuous indication of a patient's level of exhaled carbon dioxide, and is considered the gold standard for making sure a breathing tube doesn't wiggle out of a critical patient's windpipe.
Physio-Control LifePak 15
Physio-Control LifePak 15

2015-04-02
Our top 500 donors are receiving copies of the Rescue Lines newsletter in the coming week. Our hope is to keep members of our community apprised of how our system is performing and improving. If resources allowed, we'd be sending it to every mailbox in our entire service area, but 500 is what we have on hand at the moment.

2013-05-06
We now have five powered stretchers -- one for each ambulance.  We purchased four of them with donation and grant money.  The newest one was given to us by the city.  These devices help us avoid lifting injuries, and they are safer for our patients.

2012-08-19
Today we made two documents publicly available in the hopes they may be helpful to other squads that are ordering new ambulances. The KVRS Ambulance Detailed Technical Requirements ( PDF | HTML ) and the KVRS Ambulance Graphics Package are full of lessons we've learned over four years of very detailed specification work.

Incident log excerpts
2016-12-10 21:43:47
VBFD has multiple working incidents. EMS 1st response reduced.
2016-12-10 18:44:55
VBFD has multiple working incidents. EMS 1st response reduced.
2016-12-10 18:44:54
WorkingFire or equiv, LELAND CI. Assgnmt: R10 TAC03 E07P E09P E10P E19P L10 1925R EMS01 BAT03 CAR BATGP FSTAFF PIO PU SAFE01 STECH SUP08.
2016-12-09 16:50:24
Trap or equiv, FORDHAM DR/KEMPSRIVER DR. Assgnmt: SQTM R10 TAC03 E10P L10P FR01P 1923R Z16 EMS01 BAT03 ECH10 SAFE01.
2016-12-01 06:37:20
Trap or equiv, LIVINGSTON OAK DR/OUTERBRIDGE QU. Assgnmt: SQTM TAC03 E19P L10 FR02P 925R Z09 EMS02 BAT03 ECH10 SAFE01.
2016-11-27 13:00:19
AirportAlert or equiv, MILLER STORE RD. Assgnmt: R02 R04 TAC03 E02P L02P 224R 923P EMS02 BAT02 ECH10 MCI01 MCITK.
2016-11-18 00:41:33
WorkingFire or equiv, REGENT UNIVERSITY DR. Assgnmt: R10 TAC03 E07P E09P E10P E16P E19 L07P L10 FR02P 925P EMS03 BAT02 BAT03 CAR COCH ECH10 SAFE01.
2016-11-15 17:55:28
Trap or equiv, FERRELL PW/SALEM RD. Assgnmt: SQTM TAC03 E18P L10 FR02P 923R Z21 EMS02 BAT03 ECH10 SAFE01.
2016-11-13 05:50:04
WorkingFire or equiv, FORDHAM DR. Assgnmt: R10 TAC03 E09P E10P E16 E18P E19P L07 L10P FR02P 1624R EMS05 BAT03 CAR BATGP CHE03 FSTAFF PIO PU SAFE01 STECH.

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Our Wish List

We rely on your donations!


Physio-Control LUCAS Chest Compression System

We need 4 at about $13,100 each

LUCAS Chest Compression System

Performing manual chest compressions during CPR is difficult, tiring, and impossible in certain situations. Quality varies from rescuer to rescuer, and deteriorates quickly after only one or two minutes. LUCAS is a safe and efficient CPR machine that standardizes chest compressions in accordance with the latest scientific guidelines. It never gets tired, doesn't have to stop when we're carrying the patient, and frees us to focus on other life-saving tasks. It also lets us strap into our seats on the way to the hospital, keeping us safer.

We have these on our two front-line ambulances, but to best serve the community, we also need one on each of our other four ambulances. 


McGrath EMS Video Laryngoscope

We need 4 at about $2,800 each

McGrath

Sometimes we must insert a breathing tube into a patient's windpipe. We must be able to see the tube go through the patient's vocal cords, and that's not always easy to do with our own eyes. A video laryngoscope literally allows us to see around corners. The part of the tool that opens the patient's airway has a fiber-optic eye on its tip that transmits an image to an external display. Previously, this technology was only available to anesthesiologists in operating rooms. It makes a critical and tricky procedure faster, safer, and easier.

We have similar products on our two front-line ambulances, but to best serve the community, we also need one on each of our other four ambulances.

Our Community

Neighborhoods we serve include:

Abingdon Village * Acredale * Adams Glen * Alexandria * Amhurst * Arrowhead * Avalon Hills * Avalon Terrace * Avalon Woods * Ballylinn Farm * Ballylinn Shores * Banbury Lake Village * Baxter Woods Townhouse * Bellamy Manor * Bellamy Manor East * Bellamy Manor Estates * Bellamy Plantation * Bellamy Woods * Bellwood Meadows * Bentley Gate * Bentley Park * Birnam Meadows * Boulevard Manor * Brandon * Brigadoon * Brigadoon Pines * Carolanne Farm * Carriage Mill * CBN * Cedar Hill * Charlestown * Charlestown Lakes * Chartwell * Chatham Hall * Chatham Landing * College Park * Columbus Station * Columbus Station East * Coventry * Dorchester Village * Dunbarton * Eastwyck Village * Elizabeth River Terrace * Euclid * Fair Meadows * Fairfield * Fairfield Forest * Fairfield Meadows * Fairfield Shores * Fairways * Ferry Point Landing * Fox Run * Framingham Village * Glenwood * Glenwood Green * Glenwood South * Glyndon Village * Grand Lake * Gum Swamp * Haven Heights * Haven Estates * Homestead * Huntington * Indian Lakes * Indian River Estates * Indian River Gardens * Jamestown * Jamestown Commons * Jonathan Cove * Kemps River Crossing * Kemps Quarter * Kempshire Manor * Kempsville * Kempsville Colony * Kempsville Gardens * Kempsville Greens * Kempsville Heights * Kempsville Lake * Kempsville Manor * Kempsville Meadows * Kings Creek Point * Lake Christopher * Lake James * Lakes End Condos * Lakeview Estates * Lakeville Estates * Lark Downs * Larkspur * Larkspur Meadows * Le Cove * Level Green * Macdonald Park * Mount Trashmore * Newlight * Northridge * Oakengate * Owl Court * Parliament Village * Pembroke Manor * Pinewood Village * Pocahontas Village * Point O' View * Providence Landing * Queen City * Regent University * Regent Village * Ridglea * Rivercrest Landing * Riverton On The Elizabeth * Rosemont Forest * Salem Lakes * Salem Woods * Sherry Park * Sparrow Point * Stratford Chase * Stoney Brook * Sunstream Park * Susanna Smith Estate * Tangle Pines * The Villages * Thompkins Landing * Town Center * Wedgewood * Westview Village * Whitehurst Grove * Whitehurst Manor * Whitehurst Woods * Williams Village * Winchester Point * Wood Bridge Point * Woodhaven * Woodridge * Woods Of Avalon * Woodstock * Woodstock Cove * Woodstock Forest * Wyndamere

Neighborhoods listed in bold have civic league or HOA membership in the Virginia Beach Council Of Civic Organizations.