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The Town of Chincoteague, Division of Emergency Medical Services (CEMS), provides twenty-four hour Advanced Life Support response to the citizens and visitors of Chincoteague Island.  One full-time and one part-time provider staff these services.

CEMS functions within the Town of Chincoteague, Department of Emergency Services, along with the Division of Emergency Management and has an initial service area of approximately 57 square miles of residential, business, marshland, woodland, water, and seashore.

CEMS works jointly with the members of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Rescue Squadron to provide Advanced Life Support and transportation of sick and/or injured patients.

CEMS full-time medics work a twenty-four hour on and seventy-two hour off schedule and work out of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, Station 3, at 4028 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA, 23336.

CEMS also provides Emergency Medical Response to Assateague Island and assists the United States Coast Guard with Search and Rescue cases when requested.

Mutual Aid is also provided to and received from mainland communities.

Contact Us

6150 Community Drive
Chincoteague Island, Va. 23336
Station: 757-336-3138
Town Office: 757-336-6519
Fax: 757-336-1965


E. Bryan Rush, Director
Emergency Services
Call sign: 390
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Full-Time Personnel

A SHIFT:  Benjamin "Ray" Miles, Paramedic
EMT-Instructor, ALS Coordinator, AHA BLS Instructor
Call Sign: 392

B SHIFT:  Michael A. Wessells, EMT-Intermediate
Supply Officer
Call Sign: 391

C SHIFT:  Kevin T. Holloway, BA, Paramedic
EMT-Instructor, ALS Coordinator
Call Sign: 393
AHA BLS Center Faculty
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D SHIFT:  Patricia L. Drewer, Paramedic
EMT-Instructor, ALS Coordinator, AHA BLS Instructor
Call Sign: 394
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Part-Time Personnel

Christina Justice, Paramedic
Call Sign: 395

Coley Beasley,
Call Sign: 396

John Dennis, Paramedic
Call Sign: 397

Tom Copenhaver, Paramedic
Call Sign: 398

Cory Pashkowitz, Paramedic
Call Sign: 399

Ashley Northam, Paramedic
Call Sign: 3-100

Tyler Watkinson, Paramedic
Call Sign: 3-101

Jamie Wheatley, Paramedic
Call Sign: 3-102

Alexis Witzke, Paramedic
Call Sign: 3-103

Vincent Savona, Paramedic
Call Sign: 3-104





Community Service:

Citizens and visitors can visit Station 3 for free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (dependent on crew availability).  The crewmembers will also be happy to give a tour of the famous Station 3 Fire House and its equipment.

Should your community group need a guest speaker on safety, health, or medical topics, please contact the Director of Emergency Services to schedule such event.

Recent News

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Meetings & Events

2020 Major Events

Spring Round-Up

-Firday, April 17th.
-Saturday, April 18th. 

2020 Carnival Dates:

-Friday, July 3rd:
Opening Night!
-Saturday, July 4th:
    Carnival Night &
    Fireworks at 10 pm

-Friday, July 10th:
    Regular Carnival Night
-Saturday, July 11th:
    Regular Carnival Night

-Friday, July 17th:
    Regular Carnival Night
-Saturday, July 18th:
    Regular Carnival Night

-Friday, July 24th:
    Regular Carnival Night
-Saturday, July 25:
    Regular Carnival Night

Pony Penning Week:
-Monday, July 27th:
Morning Beach Walk &
    Regular Carnival Night

-Tuesday July 28th:
    Regular Carnival Night

-Wednesday, July 29th:
    Pony Penning Day &
    Regular Carnival Night

-Thursday, July 30th:
    Auction Day &
    Regular Carnival Night

-Friday, July 31st:
    Morning Swim Back &
    Regular Carnival Night

-Saturday, August 1st:
    Regular Carnival Night

-Friday, Aug 7th:
    Regular Carnival Night

-Saturday, August 8th:
    Raffle Night &
    Last Night of Carnival

2020 Chili/Chowder Cook-Off

-Saturday, September 26th

Fall Round-Up

-Dates Pending




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