Category: Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Summer 2017 – 2017 EMS Awards

2017EMSAwardsCongratulations to the following individuals who were recognized at the 2017 EMS Awards in May:

Outstanding “Specialist/Support” Member of the Year: Tonya Baker

Certificates of Commendation: Travis Smith, Jack Kirschner

BLS Patient Care Provider of the Year: Amanda Stuffel

ALS Patient Care Provider of the Year: Christie Cifelli

Medal of Merit: Cathileen Watson

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Rescue Lines – Summer 2017 – Wasserhund Brewing Supports VBVRS

WasserhundDuring the month of June, 5{543ea03a3bb8014408f5dde5a75a383e871d6d38ca7f937ec3aa0b8ea9b322be} of all proceeds at Wasserhund Brewing were set aside for the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. EMS volunteers were onsite throughout the month with ambulances and other displays and also hosted a variety of Saturday evening events. It was a fun way to raise more than $3,200 for VBVRS!

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – BLS Academy #18 Graduation

EMTGradsCongratulations to the graduates of BLS Academy #18, who were recognized in a ceremony at the training center on April 5, 2017.

(listed alphabetically)

Alexis Atkinson

Daniel Billowitz

Taylor Branscomb

Janeza Calderon

Christopher Denfeld

Lacey Duke

Benjamin Hansen

Honey Hartleb

Alexis Harvey

James Horst

Carmen Jordan

Lena Kessler

Kristen Mabine

Kiana Noer

Mikayla Plansker

Kiel Powell

Elizabeth Rogers

Melissa Toupin

William Trembley

Kyle Valentine

Travon Whitehurst

Rescue Lines – Spring 2017 – Ecuador Physician Rides with VBEMS

GraceCoronelTwenty-seven year old Dr. Grace Coronel is from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She works on a cruise ship called the Silversea Galapagos as medical officer in charge, and she often vacations in Virginia Beach visiting her boyfriend and his family.

On a recent trip to our city, she wanted to further her experience in the field, and VBEMS gladly set her up on an observer ride with EMT Lynette Dimitry and Paramedic Susan Palmer.

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