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Online Resources

Tips for Emergencies and Being Prepared

There are so many great resources out there for members of the community and our rescue family that we thought we would share some of them with you. Please explore them all!

Emergency Preparedness
FEMA has a fantastic website filled with helpful tips and information for every kind of natural disaster. For those of us who live in the area prone to hurricanes and floods, this information is crucial.

Hands-Only CPR
The American Heart Association has made changes to CPR protocols used by people around the country. Check out new hands-only CPR, perfect for friends and family, and simple to learn.

Heart Attack Warning Signs
The American Heart Association has a great page about recognizing the signs of a heart attack. And while you’re there, look around at all the other great information they have.

Project Lifesaver
Project Lifesaver is a national proactive, electronic tracking program used to assist in locating people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, or children with Down’s Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder who wander from home and become lost.

At VBVRS, we have a dedicated group of operational and support members who are committed to visiting with the Project Lifesaver folks who live in our “first-due” area, changing the batteries in the tracking devices once a month. We also make it a point to share important emergency medicine tips, such as what kind of information to tell a 911 dispatcher, how to keep up-to-date medicine lists, and ensuring house numbers are visible from the street.

Safe Kids USA
Here you will find a comprehensive collection of information on the most common injury risks for children. There are downloadable checklists, quick tips, and how-to videos that will arm you with information on how to keep your children safe and injury free.

Avoiding Personal Injury on Field Trips
This site includes safety tips for teachers, advice for parents and pointers for kids. When all is said and done, field trips should be – and usually are – fun, educational experiences. And while there is always potential for minor mishaps, there are simple steps like these that teachers, parents and students can take to ensure that there are no major catastrophes or injuries.

Our Rescue Family

VAVRS Home Page
The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads represents 328 squads throughout the state of Virginia and has information about volunteer opportunities and organizations all over the Commonwealth. This link is especially useful for in-state visitors who get inspired to help our system.

Virginia Beach Office of EMS
Find out about our city’s volunteers, as well as the support staff and paid professionals who make us one of the best volunteer-based systems in the country. You can also find links to our sister stations throughout the city.

Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation
The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. and advocating for an independent and vital volunteer Virginia Beach rescue system composed of all our volunteer squads, providing free pre-hospital emergency care to citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach.

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