Emergency Medical Services

The Town of Chincoteague Emergency Medical Services (CEMS) provides twenty-four hour Advanced Life Support response to the citizens and visitors of Chincoteague Island.

CEMS 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 Co. Rescue Squad, to provide Advanced Life Support and transportation of sick and/or injured patients.

CEMS 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 5052  Deep Hole Road.

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



It shall be the mission of the Town of Chincoteague Division of Emergency Medical Services to provide the highest quality pre-hospital patient care to the citizens and visitors of Chincoteague Island and neighboring communities through continuous education of both the public and our team of highly trained and skilled providers who each seek to attain the best possible outcome for 100% of our patients and their families, 100% of the time.


E. Bryan Rush, NRP
Director of Emergency Services
Emergency Management Coordinator
Town of Chincoteague, Inc.
6150 Community Drive
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
EMS Headquarters: 757-336-3138 (Primary)
EMS FAX: 757-336-1340
Town Office: 757-336-6519
Town FAX: 757-336-1965
24 Hour POC: 757-336-3155


Visit us online:



Benjamin “Ray” Miles, NRP
EMS Education Coordinator
CPR Instructor
Call Sign: 3-92

Jamie Wheatley, NRP
Call Sign: 3-96



Michael A. Wessells, EMT-Intermediate
Supply Officer
Call Sign: 3-91 

Justin Shockley, NRP
Call Sign: 3-98


Patricia L. Drewer, NRP
EMS Education Coordinator
CPR Instructor
Call Sign: 3-94

Ashley Northam, NRP
Call Sign: 3-97


Alexis Witzke, NRP
Call Sign: 3-93

Paul Savage, NRP
Call Sign: 3-95


Christina Justice, NRP
Call Sign: 3-102

Thomas Copenhaver, NRP
Call Sign: 3-104

Vincent Savona, NRP
Call Sign: 3-105

John Dennis, Jr., NRP
Call Sign: 3-101

Tyler Watkinson, NRP
Call Sign: 3-103


MEDIC 3-1   2015 Braun Type III Ambulance

MEDIC 3-2  2018 Road Rescue Type III Ambulance

COMMAND 3  2003 Chevy Suburban

CEMS responds in one of the above units that are fully equipped with “state of the art” medical equipment.

Community Service

Citizens and visitors can visit the station for free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. (Dependant on crew availability)

The crew members will also be happy to give a tour of the famous fire station and its equipment.

Should your community group need a guest speaker on safety, health, or medical topics; please contact the supervisor to schedule such event.