The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is pleased to announce its 2017 Grant recipients, totaling a distribution of just over $100,000, as well as its 2017 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarships:
Grants went to the following organizations:
COUNCIL OF VIRGINIA BEACH VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUADS, INC. (RESCUE COUNCIL): $2,600 toward the purchase of portable CO monitors for all ambulance jump bags.
KEMPSVILLE VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD, INC.: $5,560.50 toward the purchase of video laryngoscopes.
OCEAN PARK VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE SQUAD: $68,941.13 toward the outfitting of one new ambulance.
PRINCESS ANNE COURTHOUSE VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD: $7,500 to enhance recruitment and retention efforts.
VIRGINIA BEACH VOLUNTEER WATER RESCUE TEAM, INC. (MARINE RESCUE): $15,772 toward the purchase of patient recovery equipment and swimmer PPE & safety gear.
Each year, the Foundation distributes funds through the Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship program to assist eligible volunteer rescue squad members with the costs of their own college/higher education or those of their immediate family members.
2017 Scholarship recipients are:
• Elizabeth Hoobler
• Patrick Kiley
• Amy Lutz-Sexton
• Heather Richardson
• Sidney Roeder
• Tyler Retel
• Megan Snyder
• Austin Tydings