Sunday May 7, 2017 2-5pm
at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach
Where would the City of Virginia Beach be without its EMS volunteers?

No group does more for the city, and no city in the U.S. depends on volunteer EMTs more than Virginia Beach.
Recognition for the volunteers and the EMS system as a whole is long overdue.

That's why, on Sunday, May 7, the Mayor and City Council have invited all members of the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach and the public to attend Rock the Squads! at Mount Trashmore. The event, which is open to the public from from 2 - 5 p.m., will feature performances by School of Rock and 80's cover band The Deloreans, food trucks, EMS vehicle demos, and more!


Did You Know? The Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach...
  • Are made up of more than 1,000 operational, support and special operations team members, many of whom volunteer 48 or more hours of their time each month.

  • Answer 45,000+ 9-1-1 calls per year.

  • Rely on community support to purchase vehicles, ambulances and equipment.

  • Save taxpayers an estimated $24 million each year.

  • Boast cardiac arrest survival rates considerably higher than the national average.


Bring The Family and Join The Celebration

Please join the community on Sunday, May 7, from 2-5pm, to recognize the efforts of the dedicated individuals who make up the largest volunteer-based EMS system in the country.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy performances by School of Rock, followed by the cool sounds 80's cover band The Deloreans! The Deloreans is known for their dynamic '80s costumes, unstoppable energy, and their ability to bring down the house EVERY time.

Tasty Treats

Some of the area's best food trucks will be onsite from 2 - 5pm, including Vicki Vail's Burgers, Bro's Fish Tacos and Cast Iron Catering Co., serving custom ice cream sandwiches and fresh fruit popsicles.

Educational Demos

Learn more about what it takes to be an EMT. Explore the vehicles and learn about the equipment. Squad members will be on hand to answer any questions and to give demonstrations.

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Are you an EMS volunteer?

You should have received an email from EMS with a link to RSVP for the event, which is required if you plan to attend for lunch! If you didn't receive the email, call the EMS office at 385-2911 or fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you with details.