Posts Tagged: Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad

“Without my 8 years in Virginia Beach EMS, I would never have been brave enough to go to New York.” Marie Boyd-EMT

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In June, 2020, the Virginian Pilot started a series,“The Essentials,” depicting the stories of the workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Marie Boyd, a former volunteer with the Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach shared her story about working on the front lines of the COVID19 Pandemic in New York City. “Without my…

Meet Kelsey, An Engineer By Career Choice and Virginia Beach Volunteer EMS Life Saver By Personal Choice

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Kelsey Lai, works as an Engineer-Supplier Surveillance at the Newport News Shipyard and in her off time, she volunteers with the Plaza Rescue Squad as a National Registered EMT, where she responds to 911 EMS trauma and medical calls for help. Recently, Kelsey was recognized by Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding in their…

VA Beach EMS Life Membership Awarded to Plaza Rescue Squad Volunteer Mike Oswald

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Congratulations to Plaza Rescue Squad Volunteer EMT Mike Oswald on being awarded life membership by VA Beach EMS Chief of Department Bruce Edwards. Virginia Beach EMS volunteers upon reaching 10 years of volunteer service are awarded life time membership. As a life member, Mike’s 48 hours of volunteer duty on an ambulance are reduced to…

Meet Patricia Blackshaw Career Educator By Day and EMS Life Saver By Night

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Patricia Blackshaw joined Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services in 2012. Today Patricia responds to 911 emergency calls for help as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad. “Volunteering has taught me many things-not only how to save lives, but also how to be a better communicator and problem-solver.” Patricia Blackshaw. It’s time…

VA Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Hosting Citywide Squad Truck Team Open House for Prospective Truck Team Members

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VA Beach Squad 14 Truck Lieutenant Matt Chiaradia has announced an open house for prospective volunteer squad truck team members on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 3pm. This event is open city wide to members of the ten volunteer rescue squads. Come out and enjoy barbecue and learn about the great opportunities awaiting you as…