​​​​​Virginia Beach EMS Marine Rescue Team

EMS Requirements:
  1. Be at least 18 years of age.

  2. Be a high school graduate or hold a GED.

  3. Possess a valid driver’s license (for Support Volunteers, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis).

  4. Complete a membership application.

  5. Satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, which includes fingerprinting.

  6. Have a good driving record.

  7. Complete a medical exam screening.

Basic MRT Member Requirements: 
  1. Must be  able to swim 300 yards(any stroke) in 12 minutes. 
  2. ​10 minute water tread.
  3. Complete an approved boater safety course.
  4. ​Complete necessary FEMA & Homeland security requirements.
  5. Be able to commit to 4, 12 hour shifts a month.
  6. Attend monthly training sessions.
  7. Be available for water rescue call outs.