The Virginia Beach EMS Marine Rescue Team was recently recognized with a 2016 Healthcare Heroes Award from Inside Business for the incident in Sandbridge on Sept. 27, 2015 (featured on the cover of Rescue Lines – Spring 2016 edition).
Pictured at the awards ceremony are (left to right) Jessica Parrott, RN and Dept. Chair/Professor of Nursing & Allied Health at Norfolk State University; MRT volunteer Darrell Orsak; MRT Captain Jim Rose and Kathryn Barrett from Barrett Communications.
The first responders on the call also received the Unit Commendation award at the 2016 Virginia Beach EMS Awards in May (Full list of names on page 3).
Additionally, Sandbridge VRS member Barry Kirschner was recognized for his role during the call by the Rotary Club of Cape Henry and with a 2016 Silver Medal of Valor Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.