It 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.