TEMS is sad to report that Bruce Edwards passed away this morning at a local hospital. Bruce started his EMS career in 1967 as a member of the Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. He became executive director of the Emergency Coronary Care Program in 1973, leading an effort to deploy the first volunteer ALS providers in Virginia. In 1975 he became the leader of Virginia Beach EMS at the head of the newly created Office of EMS. He continued to build EMS and our volunteer rescue squads to departmental status, laying the foundations for the effective organization that VBEMS is today.