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What does membership entail?
- Regular members must stand four twelve-hour duty shifts per month. Leave from
scheduled duties is available on a limited basis. Ambulance and crash truck crews must
stay at the station when they bunk down, but they may run errands and eat meals within our
district during business hours. Maintaining one's certifications requires additional time
in classroom and drill settings.
- Associate membership is available for ALS-certified individuals who are Virginia
Beach firefighters or who stay active with other ALS EMS agencies. The duty requirement
for Associate Members is two twelve-hour shifts per month.
- The College Student Apprenticeship Program is available for
full time students of accredited colleges or universities in Virginia who
stay active with an EMS agency in their school locale. The duty
requirement is twelve twelve-hour shifts per year (usually run during summer
and holiday breaks).
- Administrative members must fulfill the requirements of their billet. They may
participate in field support operations, and we encourage them to stay active in various
How does one become a member?
To become a member, call or visit the Virginia
Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services during business hours (+1- 757-385-1999,
1917 Arctic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451). There, you will view an
orientation presentation, you will receive an application packet, and you will be given an
opportunity to sign up for upcoming classes. Completed applications are
processed without delay by the KVRS Membership Committee Chair.
See the Virginia Beach Department of EMS How
to Become a Member page.
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