FAQsYour questions. Our answers.
Here are some of the questions we hear the most. If you don’t see the answer to something you want to know, please feel free to contact us.
How long has the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad been around?
What’s the story behind your white uniforms?
How many calls do you get every year?
Last year, our crews—on duty at our two stations and sometimes posted at other stations throughout the city—responded to almost 12,000 calls, about one-third of all the calls in Virginia Beach. The city, by the way, has a population of 450,000 residents with 2.8 million tourists who visit our oceanfront community.
How many members do you have?
How much would it cost if you charged the citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach for an ambulance ride?
Why does the Fire Department sometime show up at a call?
Is it true that you offer free CPR classes?
How much do you and your nine partner squads save the taxpayers of Virginia Beach by offering your volunteer service?
How much does it cost to buy a new ambulance?
How do you raise funds?
Do I have to live in Virginia Beach to join?
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