Chief Edward Brazle
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Chief Ed Brazle joined Virginia Beach EMS as a volunteer with the Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1990 while on active duty as a naval officer.  After leaving the Navy in 1996, he was hired as the Regulation and Enforcement Coordinator, later advancing to the Division Chief level.  He completed tours as Chief the Operations, Support Services and Administration Divisions.  Over the years he had a leading role in numerous major initiatives including: creation of the CQI Program, integration of career and volunteer medics, deployment of AEDs on police cars, ALS capability on fire engines, new station construction and emergency planning.  He was appointed Chief of the Department in 2016.

Chief Brazle is an active member of multiple committees at the local, regional and state level.   He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University.