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Support the Nation's largest volunteer-based EMS System!

Your help today supports our ongoing mission to support an independent and vital Virginia Beach volunteer rescue system

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Why should you support the VBRS Foundation?

When you make a donation to the Foundation, you may designate it to help a specific rescue squad, or you may direct that it be invested in a fund that benefits the Virginia Beach volunteer rescue system as a whole.

The Stats are in…and the value to our community can’t be beat!

  • The Virginia Beach volunteer rescue squads of today serve a population of more than 450,000 residents, plus 2.8 million tourists who visit the resort area annually.
  • Citywide, the Squads respond to over 48,000 calls per year and have a 97% customer satisfaction rating.
  • The 10 volunteer rescue squads combined operate 38 ambulances, two squad trucks, 5 boats, 10 zone cars, support & command vehicles, state-of-the-art sonar and have over 1,000 volunteers, augmented with over 50 career paramedics and supervisors.
  • Volunteers’ time and resources on behalf of public health and safety is valued at over $23 million each year.
  • The Squads have equipment and infrastructure assets of more than $5 million, and they raise $2.1 million each year in private contributions.
  • The service still does not charge its patients for services.

Virginia Beach volunteer rescue squads include:

  • Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Creeds Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Blackwater Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad