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“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…

Welcome Shelby Northam-Virginia Beach EMS Career Medic

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Shelby Northam started her career as a first responder at the age of 14 with a small volunteer fire department on the eastern shore of Maryland. While in high school, she completed her training and graduated as a certified Firefighter/EMT, then proceeded to obtain her A-EMT. Shelby volunteered as an A-EMT for several years before…

Creeds Volunteer Rescue Squad Awarded VA Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Grant To Purchase Stryker Power Load Stretcher System

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With a $24,000 grant from the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, the Creeds Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad is able to purchase & install in their ambulance, a Stryker Power Load Stretcher System. The new stretcher load system meets the most recent crash safety recommendations for SAE J3027, enhancing the safety and injury prevention to…