Category: Rescue Lines

Rescue Lines – Summer 2016 – “Call of the Year”: Pregnant Mother Saved from Cardiac Arrest During Blizzard

CoverStory_CalloftheYearIt was February 18, 2015. A winter storm had draped ten inches of snow and ice on Virginia Beach, and drivers crept along the roadways with great caution.

Late that evening, a call came in that paramedic Brian Roland will never forget. The 911 Emergency Dispatcher described a pregnant female in cardiac arrest. Her spouse, a physician, had begun CPR. Roland later learned the woman’s pacemaker, which she had since childhood, had unexpectedly failed. Roland, a member of Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad at the time and now a career paramedic, and his team would need to save not one life, but two.

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Rescue Lines – Summer 2016 – Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Deadline

GrantAnnouncementThe deadline to submit an application for a 2017 Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Grant is Monday, October 3. Click here to download the guidelines and application. 2017 scholarship information will be announced soon.

Pictured here is Mike Leary from Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad with a LUCAS Chest Compression System, a purchase made using 2016 Foundation grant funds.

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