Recently volunteers with the Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad more commonly known in the public safety arena as Rescue 5 and 21 made a trip down to the Wheeled Coach Factory in Florida to inspect their latest ambulance before accepting delivery in a few weeks.
The Courthouse Volunteers are continuing a recent trend of painting their new deliveries in a deep blue color including gold lettering, white reflective striping around the sides of the truck, along with blue and white reflective chevrons on the back.
Up until a couple of years ago, the Courthouse Rescue Squad ambulances were white in color with a blue stripe.
Unit 520 hit the streets a couple of years ago and was the first, “blue ambulance” for a local squad.
Clearly it stands out from all other ambulances in the city.
A couple of nicknames seem to hit the mark, “Big Blue” and “The Dark Side of the Force.”
Soon Rescue 5 and 21 volunteers will be on the streets of Virginia Beach in Unit 523 responding along side Unit 522 to 911 emergency calls for help and showing their colors!
Enclosed is a collage of photos from the Courthouse Volunteers inspecting unit 523 at the Wheeled Coach Factory. After 523 is ready for action we will follow up with detailed information about the truck, inside and out.
Did you know that EMT training is free when you join the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach and you do not have to be a resident of Virginia Beach to volunteer in Virginia Beach?