Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award Nomination 2020

The nomination for the 2020 Gilpin Award is closed.

Please stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s winner!

The Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

EMS volunteer works on med kit

Congratulations To The 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award Winner

Ellen McBride

Ellen McBride - 2019 Gilpin Award Winner

On behalf of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, Board President Clarence J. “Skip” Smith, III presents Ellen McBride the 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award.

September 14, 2020 – Virginia Beach – Ellen McBride is awarded the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation’s 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award.

This prestigious annual award is presented to an honoree whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The award celebrates and honors Ellen’s more than 13-years of dedicated and tireless service to the City of Virginia Beach’s EMS Department as a Volunteer Assistant Chief, The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad as a Life Member and Former Chief and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation as an active Board of Directors member.

It is because of the exemplary work of volunteers such as Ellen, that a volunteer-based rescue squad can be maintained in Virginia Beach, providing free pre-hospital emergency care to the City’s residents. Virginia Beach is a better place to work, live and play due to the efforts of Ellen, and many like her, who serve the community daily. It is with sincere gratitude that the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation recognizes Ellen’s work and sacrifice.

Congratulations To All The Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award Winners

2005

Virginia E. Gilpin

2006

Peter A. Agelasto, III

2007

William G. Laws

2008

W. Andrew Dickinson, M.D.

2011

Robert S. Hill, Jr.

2012

Bruce W. Edwards

2013

Kevin A. Lipscomb

2014

John “Bruddy” M. Baillio

2015

James K. Spore

2016

Thomas L. Harp, Jr.

2017

William D. Sessoms, Jr.

2018

Catherine M. Schaum