There is a daily association between the volunteer rescue squads of Virginia Beach and the hospitals in the city operated by Sentara Healthcare.
Ambulances run by the ten squads bring their sick or injured persons to Sentara Virginia Beach General and Sentara Princess Anne Hospitals and Sentara Leigh Hospital just across the city line in Norfolk, communicating their patients’ conditions as they whiz down city streets on the way to the ERs. So not surprisingly, when the volunteers reached out to Sentara to support the largest EMS appreciation event ever, Rock the Squads on May 7 at Mount Trashmore, the company stepped up with a significant donation.
Congratulations to the following graduates of BLS Academies #20 and #21 who were recognized in ceremonies at the training center on July 24 and September 26, 2017.
EMT Academy #20
Eric Babcock, Jr.
Congratulations! Between the dates of July 7 and September 28, 2017, the individuals below advanced to the following EMT Certification levels:
Wilks, Sr., Gary
On May 7, 2017, hundreds of EMS volunteers and their families gathered at Mount Trashmore for Rock the Squads!, a first-time event honoring their dedication to serving the City of Virginia Beach. Beach Bully catered lunch, and the volunteers gathered on the hill in bright yellow t-shirts for an iconic group photo while Mayor Will Sessoms provided words of appreciation. The event then opened to the public with food trucks, demonstrations by ambulance and special ops vehicles and performances by School of Rock Virginia Beach and The Deloreans 80s Band. A fun time was had by all. A special thanks goes to the major event sponsors, including Virginia Beach EMS, The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, the Eddie S. and Sandra H. Garcia Charitable Foundation, Sentara Healthcare and many others.