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Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads Celebrate EMS Week, May 19-25

Virginia Beach, Va. – Each May, National EMS Week recognizes the work of emergency medical personnel throughout the country. In Virginia Beach, it is an opportunity to honor the dedication of the 1,000+ volunteers that make up the largest volunteer-based EMS system in the country.

For the first time, four Virginia Beach squads will be partnering on a fundraising effort during EMS Week, which takes place May 19 – 25. The four squads include Chesapeake Beach, Kempsville, Princess Anne Courthouse and Virginia Beach.

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Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Announces New Board Members

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation as added the following individuals to the 2013 Board of Directors:

  • Morris H. Fine – founding partner at Fine, Fine, Legum and McCracken LLP
  • John A. Gill – senior managing director at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
  • Alfred “Ran” M. Randolph, Jr. – vice president for associate recruitment and retention at Kaufman & Canoles
  • Bradford “Brad” F. Sauer – retired past president, Maersk Line, Limited

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Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Hosts 37th Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad’s 37th Annual Oyster Roast will be held on March 24 from 1- 4 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Tickets are $50 each and include live entertainment, food, drinks, raffles, artisans and equipment demonstrations. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1952 and dedicated to providing top-notch pre-hospital emergency care to the residents of and visitors to Virginia Beach.

“This longstanding tradition is a great way for the community and our volunteers to come together,” said event chair David Whitley. “Our members would not be able to provide the quality, free services our community relies on if it were not for the amazing support we receive at this event, our largest fundraiser of the year.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.vbvrs.com.

Bruce Edwards Receives 2012 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award

Virginia Beach, Va. – Bruce W. Edwards, Virginia Beach EMS Chief, received the 2012 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award at the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad’s 61st Annual Awards Banquet on January 12.

The award was instituted in 2005 to recognize individuals whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the volunteer rescue squad system in Virginia Beach.

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