Pat Boyd has seen plenty, serving in the United States Navy followed by working as a defense employee. Retired with time on his hands, Pat was wondering what his next big adventure in life would be?
Pat realized he needed something exciting to help keep him on his toes and feeling young.Wasn’t long before he heard that Virginia Beach EMS was looking for volunteers to help save lives and that sounded exciting and rewarding.
At 68 years of age Pat decided to join the Volunteer Rescue Squads of VA Beach and help others.
That was 2 years ago. Today Pat responds as an emergency medical technician with the Kemspville Volunteer Rescue Squad, more commonly known in the EMS arena as Rescue Stations 9/10/19, where he responds to medical and trauma calls for help. EMT’s run a minimum of four shifts a month, Pat elects to run eight shifts a month.
Pat did it and so can you.
All EMT training is free and offered as a combination of online lectures and evening workshops. A new EMT course starts every other month with the next class scheduled to take off in January, 2018.
To learn more about the many opportunities awaiting you as a VA Beach EMS Volunteer and the requirements, go to Join VB EMS.