Awards and Honors

We love our time on the ambulance, but here at the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, we have been recognized for the skills we use every day, in competitions around the Commonwealth and even around the globe. But more importantly, we recognize our own members who have gone above and beyond.

VBVRS has competed in: seven International Competitions, winning three 1st Place, two 2nd Place, and two 3rd Place Trophies; 52 State Convention Competitions (300-member VA Volunteer Rescue Squads), awarded 85- 1st Place, 31- 2nd Place, 9- 3rd Place, 12- 4th Place, 5- 5th Place, and 2- 6th Place Trophies in competitions; in 42 years of VA District Competitions, VBVRS held 93- 1st Place, 31- 2nd Place, and 5- 3rd Place trophies; 6 Proclamations for Commendation by the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly; 6 Tidewater EMS Council Awards; 22 City of VA Beach EMS Medal of Merit Honorees; 9 Distinguished Service Awards by the VA Beach Volunteer Rescue Foundation, as well as numerous other awards and proclamations.

International Rescue & Emergency Care Association (IRECA)

International Rescue & Emergency Care Association (IRECA) is an organization which hosts
World Volunteer and Government Rescue Squad Competitions. VBVRS has competed in seven
International Competitions and won three 1st Place, two 2nd Place, and two 3rd Place Trophies in
Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.

2009 World Championship 1st Place Advanced Life Support Competition
2008 World Championship 2nd Place Basic Life Support Competition
2008 World Championship 2nd Place Paramedic Advanced Life Support Competition
2007 World Championship 1st Place Advanced Life Support Competition
2007 World Championship 3rd Place Basic Life Support Competition
2006 World Championship 1st Place Basic Life Support EMT Competition
2006 World Championship 3rd Place Advanced Life Support Competition

Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS)

Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS) host State Competitions of the approximately 300 member Volunteer Rescue Squads. VBVRS competed in 52 State Convention Competitions and won 85- 1st Place, 31- 2nd Place, 9- 3rd Place, 12- 4th Place, 5- 5th Place, and 2- 6th Place Trophies in competitions including categories such as ALS, BLS, Rescue, First Aid, EMT
Competition Teams, Equipment, Stretcher Race, Heavy-Duty Rescue Truck, Medium-Duty Truck, Best Crash Truck, Custom Carry-All Van/Ambulance, Best-Appearing Quick Response Support Unit, Best- Appearing Marching Unit, and Best-Appearing Rescue Truck, among others.

2017 83rd Convention 2nd Place Best Appearing Rescue Truck
2017 83rd Convention 1st Place Best Appearing Marching Unit
2017 83rd Convention 1st Place Best Appearing Novelty
2016 82nd Convention 1st Place Web Site of the Year
2016 82nd Convention 2nd Place Best-Appearing Quick Response/Support Unit (Cart 8)
2016 82nd Convention 2nd Place Best Novelty (1972 Cadillac Ambulance)
2016 82nd Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Rescue Truck (Squad Truck 14)
2016 82nd Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Quick Response/ Support Unit (Utility 14)
2014 80th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Novelty
2014 80th Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Rescue Truck
2013 79th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Novelty Unit
2013 79th Convention 3rd Place Best-Appearing Rescue Truck
2013 79th Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Quick Response Support Unit
2012 78th Convention 1st Place Website of the Year
2012 78th Convention 1st Place Advanced Life Support Competition
2012 78th Convention 1st Place Equipment
2012 78th Convention 2nd Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2012 78th Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Rescue Truck
2012 78th Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Novelty
2010 76th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Novelty
2010 76th Convention 3rd Place Best-Appearing Truck
2010 76th Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Quick Response Support Unit
2009 75th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2009 75th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Quick Response Support Unit
2009 75th Convention 1st Place EMT Competition
2009 75th Convention 1st Place Annual Stretcher Race
2009 75th Convention 6th Place EMT Competition
2008 74th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2008 74th Convention 2nd Place EMT Competition (Seniors)
2008 74th Convention 3rd Place Heavy Duty Rescue Truck
2007 73rd Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2007 73rd Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2007 73rd Convention 2nd Place Scrap Award
2007 73rd Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Entry
2006 72nd Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2006 72nd Convention 1st Place Scrapbook Contest
2006 72nd Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Entry
2005 71st Convention 1st Place Equipment
2005 71st Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2005 71st Convention 2nd Place EMT Contest VAVRS Seniors
2005 71st Convention 2nd Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2004 70th Convention 1st Place EMT (BLS) Team Competition
2004 70th Convention 1st Place Heavy Duty Rescue Truck
2004 70th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2004 70th Convention 1st Place EMT Contest VAVRS Seniors
2004 70th Convention 2nd Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2004 70th Convention 3rd Place Best-Appearing Entry
2003 69th Convention 1st Place EMT (BLS) Team Competition
2003 69th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2003 69th Convention 2nd Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2003 69th Convention 4th Place Best-Appearing Entry
2002 68th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2002 68th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2002 68th Convention 2nd Place Heavy Duty Squad Truck
2002 68th Convention 5th Place Custom Module Ambulance
2001 67th Convention 1st Place EMT Competition
2001 67th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2001 67th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
2000 66th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
2000 66th Convention 2nd Place Best VAVRS Marching Unit
2000 66th Convention 3rd Place Vehicle Extrication Contest Module Ambulance
1999 65th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
1998 64th Convention 5th Place Vehicle Extrication Modular Ambulance
1997 63rd Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
1996 62nd Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
1996 62nd Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
1995 61st Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Marching Unit
1995 61st Convention 2nd Place Best-appearing Rescue Squad
1994 60th Convention 5th Place EMT Contest
1993 59th Convention 1st Place Best Marching Unit
1989 55th Convention 6th Place EMT Competition (Seniors)
1988 54th Convention 1st Place Heavy Duty Rescue Truck
1987 53rd Convention 1st Place Heavy Duty Rescue Truck
1987 53rd Convention 2nd Place Custom Carry All/Van Ambulance
1987 53rd Convention 4th Place EMT Competition (Seniors)
1986 52nd Convention 2nd Place Heavy Duty Rescue Truck Competition
1985 51st Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance Competition
1984 50th Convention 1st Place Custom Carryall/Van Ambulance
1983 49th Convention 2nd Place Rescue Competition (Seniors)
1983 49th Convention 1st Place Custom CarryAll/Van Ambulance
1982 48th Convention 1st Place Rescue Contest (Seniors)
1982 48th Convention 1st Place Custom Carryall/Van Ambulance
1982 48th Convention 5th Place First Aid Competition (Seniors)
1981 47th Convention 1st Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1981 47th Convention 1st Place Custom Carryall/Van Ambulance
1980 46th Convention 1st Place First Aid Competition
1980 46th Convention 1st Place Medium-Duty Rescue Truck
1980 46th Convention 1st Place Best Crash Truck Equipment
1980 46th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
1980 46th Convention 2nd Place First Aid (Seniors)
1980 46th Convention 3rd Place Rescue Contest (Seniors)
1979 45th Convention 1st Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1979 45th Convention 2nd Place Custom Carryall/Van Ambulance
1978 44th Convention 1st Place Forest David Porter Jr. Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Achievement in First Aid
1978 44th Convention 1st Place Rescue and Rescue Equipment
1978 44th Convention 1st Place Raymond H. Therian Memorial Plaque for Outstanding Achievement in First Aid
1978 44th Convention 1st Place Virginia Highway Users Association Grand Award for First Aid
1978 44th Convention 1st Place Second District Award for First Aid (Retired after 3 Consecutive wins)
1978 44th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
1978 44th Convention 2nd Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1978 44th Convention 2nd Place Custom Carryall/Van Ambulance
1977 43rd Convention 1st Place Custom Carryall/Van Ambulance
1977 43rd Convention 1st Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1977 43rd Convention 3rd Place EMT Competition
1976 42nd Convention 1st Place First Aid
1976 42nd Convention 3rd Place Best-Appearing Rescue Truck
1976 42nd Convention 2nd Place Custom Carry-All Van Ambulances
1975 41st Convention 1st Place Medical Rescue Truck
1975 41st Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
1975 41st Convention 1st Place Best Article In First Aid Bulletin
1975 41st Convention 2nd Place Custom Ambulance
1975 41st Convention 2nd Place First Aid Competition (Seniors)
1975 41st Convention 2nd Place Men’s First Aid Contest
1974 40th Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1974 40th Convention 1st Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1974 40th Convention 1st Place Rescue Squad Coming Furthest Distance
1974 40th Convention 2nd Place First Aid (Senior Men)
1973 39th Convention 1st Place First Aid Competition
1973 39th Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1973 39th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
1973 39th Convention 2nd Place Light Rescue Contest
1973 39th Convention 3rd Place First Aid Competition (Men)
1972 38th Convention 2nd Place First Aid Competition
1972 38th Convention 2nd Place Custom Ambulance
1970 36th Convention 1st Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1970 36th Convention 1st Place First Aid (Men)
1970 36th Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1970 36th Convention 1st Place First Aid (Senior Men)
1969 35th Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1969 35th Convention 2nd Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1969 35th Convention 4th Place First Aid (Men)
1968 34th Convention 2nd Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1967 33rd Convention 2nd Place Medium Duty Rescue Truck
1967 33rd Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1967 33rd Convention 1st Place Best Appearing and Equipment Crash Truck
1966 32nd Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1965 31st Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1964 30th Convention 1st Place Custom Ambulance
1962 28th Convention 1st Place Straight Ambulance
1962 28th Convention 5th Place First Aid
1961 27th Convention 1st Place Rescue Demonstration
1960 26th Convention 1st Place Best-Appearing Crash Truck
1960 26th Convention 1st Place First Aid Competition
1959 25th Convention 1st Place Best-Equipped Ambulance
1959 25th Convention 1st Place Best Custom-Built Ambulance
1958 24th Convention 2nd Place First Aid Competition
1957 23rd Convention 1st Place First Aid Competition

VAVRS District II Competitions

VAVRS District II Competitions – Over 27 Rescue Squads are members of VAVRS District II and compete in these competitions. In 42 years of District Competitions, VBVRS held 93- 1st Place, 31- 2nd Place, and 5- 3rd Place trophies in categories such as EMT Competition Team, First Aid Competition, Equipment, Best-Appearing and Equipped Ambulance, and Stretcher Race.

2012 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
2012 1st Place Equipment
2011 3rd Place Best-Appearing Crash Truck
2011 1st Place Longest Distance Traveled
2011 1st Place Best-Appearing Antique Fire Apparatus
2010 1st Place Stretcher Race
2010 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2010 1st Place Equipment
2009 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2009 November 1st Place Equipment
2009 Feb 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2009 Feb 1st Place Equipment
2009 1st Place Equipment Competition
2008 May 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2008 February 1st Place Equipment
2007 November 1st Place Equipment
2007 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2007 August 1st Place Equipment
2007 May 1st Place Equipment
2007 May 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2007 2nd Place District Scrapbook Award
2007 February 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2007 February 2nd Place Equipment Judging Team
2006 November 1st Place Equipment Judging Team
2006 August 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2006 May 1st Place Equipment
2006 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2006 August 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2006 May 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2006 February 1st Place Equipment
2005 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2005 August 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2005 1st Place Equipment
2005 May 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2005 May 1st Place Equipment
2005 February 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2004 November 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
2004 August 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2004 May 1st Place Equipment
2004 February 1st Place Equipment
2004 February 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
2003 November 1st Place Equipment
2003 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2003 August 1st Place Equipment
2003 August 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2003 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2003 May 3rd Place Equipment
2003 March 2nd Place Equipment
2002 November 1st Place Equipment
2002 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2002 August 1st Place Equipment
2002 August 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
2002 May 2nd Place Equipment
2002 May 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2002 February 1st Place EMT Competition
2002 February 2nd Place Equipment
2001 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2001 November 1st Place Equipment
2001 August 1st Place Equipment
2001 August 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2001 May 1st Place EMT Competition
2001 February 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2000 November 2nd Place Equipment
2000 August 1st Place EMT Competition Team
2000 May 2nd Place Equipment Judging Team
2000 May 2nd Place EMT Competition
2000 February 1st Place Ambulance Equipment Judging Team
2000 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1999 May 2nd Place Equipment
1999 May 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1998 August 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1998 May 2nd Place EMT Competition
1998 February 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1997 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1997 August 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1997 May 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1997 February 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1997 3rd Place EMT Competition Team
1996 May 2nd Place EMT Competition Team (Retired after 3 consecutive wins)
1996 3rd Place EMT Competition Team
1996 February 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1995 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1994 August 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1994 1st Place EMT Group Competition
1993 November 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1993 July 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1993 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1993 March 1st Place Coming the Furthest Distance
1993 January 1st Place Coming the Furthest Distance
1992 November 1st Place Coming the Furthest Distance
1992 July 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1992 January 1st Place EMT Competition
1991 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1991 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1990 2nd Place EMT Competition Team
1989 January 1st Place EMT Competition Team (Retired after three consecutive wins)
1988 November 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1988 July 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1987 March 1st Place EMT Competition (Retired after three consecutive wins)
1986 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1984 March 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1976 November 3rd Place First Aid (Men)
1976 August 1st Place First Aid
1976 May 1st Place First Aid
1976 February 1st Place First Aid
1975 November 1st Place First Aid (Senior Men)
1975 September 1st Place First Aid (Senior Men)
1975 August 1st Place First Aid (Senior Men)
1975 May 1st Place First Aid (Senior Men)
1975 February 1st Place First Aid (Senior Men)
1974 2nd Place Best Equipment Squad or Crash Truck
1973 April 2nd Place First Aid
1973 January 2nd Place First Aid
1972 September 2nd Place First Aid
1972 2nd Place Best-Appearing Rescue Squad
1970 September 1st Place First Aid
1970 January 1st Place First Aid
1970 1st Place Best Rescue Squad Coming the Farthest Distance
1969 August 1st Place First Aid
1969 June 1st Place First Aid
1969 April 1st Place First Aid
1969 January 1st Place First Aid
1968 October 1st Place First Aid
1965 1st Place EMT Competition Team
1964 June 1st Place Squad Traveling the Longest Distance
1961 May 2nd Place First Aid
1960 1st Place Best-Appearing and Equipped Ambulance
1959 1st Place First Aid Competition
1958 1st Place Equipment

Other Awards & Recognition

2018 Volunteer Hampton Roads Nonprofit Program of the Year to Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
2018 Cape Henry Rotary Public Safety Volunteer of the Year to Susan Bauman
2018 VFW General MacArthur Memorial Post 392 Award to Peter Seidler
2016 Cape Henry Rotary Public Safety Volunteer of the Year to Travis W. Smith
2016 Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a Proclamation that Sept. 27, 2016, would be celebrated as First Responders Day
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Bill Graves
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Dale Drescher
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Sherry Talbert
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Austin Phillips
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Alex Witte – four Incidents
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Emily Mills
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Dessislava Bradecich – two Incidents
2015 American Heart Association Heartsaver Hero Award to Roy White
2014 Cape Henry Rotary Public Safety Volunteer of the Year to Ellen McBride
2012 VFW General MacArthur Memorial Post 392 Award to Ron Bauman
2010 Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Grand Parade Participant
2009 Departments of the Navy and the Army of the United States of America, Operation Enduring Freedom, Provincial Reconstruction Team 2008-2009, Flag was officially flown over Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar, Asadabad, Afghanistan, on June 8, 2009, Dedicated to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad – 14
2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services for Children – National Resource Center, 2008 Children’s National Heroes-Provider Leadership Award awarded to VBVRS Member Doris Foster, RN, RNEMT-P
2007 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Awards, 2007 Governor’s Award for EMS for Children to VBVRS Member Doris Foster, RN, RNEMT-P
2007 The Hampton Roads Business Journal Inside Business honored VBVRS member Dr. Stephanie Krebs E- EMT as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Leaders in the community
2006 Proclamation by City of Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf that VBVRS is made up of “The Best EMTs in the World,” after their 2006 international IRECA wins
2004 Virginia Beach Department of Police Certificate of Appreciation for the “Every 15 Minutes” Program at Cox High School
2003 Green Cross Awarded to VBVRS by Hurst Jaws of Life Rescue System
2003 52nd Annual Potomac River Festival, 1st Place Heavy Rescue Squad, Fire and Rescue Parade
2002 Office of EMS, VA Department of Health honored VBVRS for 50 Years of Dedicated Service
2001 Virginia Beach Department of Police Certificate of Appreciation for the “Every 15 Minutes” Program at First Colonial High School
2000 Parade of Heroes, Stephanie Pierce Memorial Award – Best Over-All
1997 City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission Award of Excellence to VBVRS for Outstanding Public/Private Project in the Building of our Station 14
1995 Proclamation by City of Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf that November 4, 1995, is Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Day
1994 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Awards, 1994 Governor’s Award for Outstanding EMS Call to Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
1988 Green Cross Awarded to VBVRS by Hurst Jaws of Life Rescue System
1978 Greater Tidewater Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers jointly with the Old Dominion Chapter of Veterans of Safety: “Resolution of Appreciation to the Volunteer Rescue Squads of the City of Virginia Beach, VA”
No Year – Navy and Marine Corp Intelligence Center Plaque to Station 14, VBVRS, “In Appreciation of Your Heroic Efforts in Saving Our Shipmate Kevin Braun”
No Year – 100th Anniversary West Point Fire Dept/Rescue Squad, 1st Place, Best Appearing Antique Fire Apparatus

Proclamations for Commendation by the Commonwealth of VA General Assembly

2012 House of Delegates, House Resolution 590, May 14, 2012, Commending the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
2006 Celebrating the Life of Dr. Howard D. Kahn, OD, chairman of the VBVRS Advisory Board, Member of VBRSF, and Life Member of VBVRS
2006 House of Delegates, House Resolution 226, February 9, 2006, Commending J. Peter Holland III for formation of the VBVRS Basic Life Support Competition Team
2006 House of Delegates, House Resolution 276, February 16, 2006, Commending the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
1991 House of Delegates, House Resolution 378, January 31, 1991, Commending the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council (TEMS) Awards

2018 Tidewater EMS Regional Outstanding EMS Agency Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
2016 James M. Wagenbach Award for Outstanding Prehospital Educator of the Year awarded to VBVRS Member Tony Pirrone, A-EMT
2016 Outstanding Prehospital Provider awarded to VBVRS Member Alex Witte, NRP
2007 Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children awarded to VBVRS Member Doris Foster, RN, RNEMT-P
2003 Outstanding Achievement in Emergency Medical Services awarded to The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
1997 Outstanding Contribution to EMS awarded to VBVRS Member Nick Nicholson
1997 Outstanding BLS Provider awarded to VBVRS Member Jack Dye

City of Virginia Beach – Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Gold Record Award

2006 6th Annual from SunTrust Bank
2005 5th Annual from SunTrust Bank
2004 4th Annual from Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services
2003 3rd Annual from Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services
2002 2nd Annual from Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services
2001 1st Annual from Elite Racing

City of Virginia Beach, Department of Emergency Medical Services -Service Awards

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Members Medal of Merit honorees

2018 Thomas Gross
2010 Roy White
2009 Rick Flack
2009 Thomas L. Harp, Jr.
2009 Gary Hoffman
2009 James A. Leach, IV
2009 C. David Whitley
2006 John W. Dye
2006 Rick Flack
2006 Judy C. Jackson
2006 Ann Marie Morse
2006 Summer R. Pruette
2005 James A. Leach, IV
2004 Robert S. Hill, Jr.
2003 Daniel S. Kiley
2002 Scott Kalis
2002 C. David Whitley
2001 Patricia A. Montes
2000 Virginia E. Gilpin
1992 C. David Whitley
1989 W. Courtney Dyer
1989 Frederick Schoew
1984 E.A. Langhorne
1984 E.J. Mills

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Members Medal of Valor honorees

1996 Phil East

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Members Medal of Honor honorees

2018 Paul Flack
2018 Stephanie McKinney
1992 C. David Whitley

City of VB Dept. of Emergency Medical Services - Service Awards

2018 Outstanding Specialist/Support Member of the Year Tony Pirrone
2018 BLS Provider of the Year Peter Seidler
2018 Unit Commendation awarded to VBVRS Members Emily Mills, Mike Lapinski, and Travis Smith
2017 Certificate of Commendation Travis Smith
2016 Pre-Hospital ALS Patient Care Provider of the Year awarded to VBVRS Member Alex Witte, NRP
2016 Unit Commendation awarded to VBVRS Member Rick Flack
2012 Outstanding Contribution to EMS awarded to VBVRS

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Awards

VBVRS Squad Member of the Year

2017 Susan Bauman
2016 Hailey Reid
2015 John Neumayer
2014 Mike Mui
2013 Travis Smith
2012 Brad Sauer
2001 Richard Maguire
2010 Peter L. Seidler
2010 Anthony H. Pirrone
2009 Ellen M. McBride
2008 Jeremy C. Lunsford
2007 Linda Hoffman
2006 Ann M. Morse
2005 John W. Dye
2004 Gary Hoffman
2003 Judy C. Jackson
2002 James B. Heartwell
2001 Charles L. Gurley
2000 Rick Flack
1999 Corbitt Wright
1999 Jason Stroud
1998 Virginia E. Gilpin
1997 Roy C. Tydings
1996 David Baust
1995 Scott Kalis
1994 Sally N. Baust
1994 Scott Kalis
1993 Norvel Allen
1992 F. Patrick Kavanaugh, Jr.
1991 Charles L. Gurley
1990 W. Courtney Dyer
1989 William S. Kiley
1988 Daniel S. Kiley
1987 C. David Whitley
1986 James F. Obal
1985 Robert Braithwaite, III
1985 James G. Kellam
1984 Robert D. Rodriguez
1983 Robert L. Glover, Jr.
1982 F. C. Schoew
1981 John E. Dye
1980 David Weeks
1979 Ellis J. Mills
1978 D. Wilmot Owens
1978 F.W. Twyman, III
1977 E.R. Pugh
1977 Virginia E. Gilpin
1976 I.W. Whitehurst
1975 F.B. Wilhoit
1974 R.S. Hill, Jr.
1973 W.E. Black
1972 Ellis J. Mills
1971 Theodore Hayunga
1970 No Award Given
1969 Lawrence R. Meekins
1968 J.W. Dickens
1967 C.T. Dickson
1966 W.M. Jenkins, Jr.
1965 W.T. Parker
1964 O.L. White
1963 D.W. Beasley, Jr.
1962 D.N. Stormont, III
1961 M.R. Hines

VBVRS “Roy C. Tydings” Squad 14 – Member of the Year

2017 Mike Soto
2015 Matt Chiaradia
2012 Richard Doub
2010 Michael Rydberg
2009 Kyle R. Inman
2008 Richard Doub
2007 Michael Thrift
2006 Norvel Allen
2005 Jack Caviness
2004 Barry Hale
2003 Roy Tydings

VBVRS Rookie of the Year

2017 April Everton
2016 Brian Abeyta
2015 Eric Currence
2014 Coreen Cappellano
2013 Dale Drescher
2012 Brenda Dain
2011 Mark Molavi
2010 John C. Doub
2009 Anthony A. Pirrone
2008 Roy L. White, Jr.
2007 Michael Lensbouer
2006 Annette Ring
2005 Linda Hoffman
2004 Summer Pruette
2003 Christopher J. Ashcraft
2002 Mary M. Epley
2001 James B. Heartwell
2001 James T. Brannon
2000 Edward W. Britt III
1999 Susan McClelland
1998 Delvin Fields
1997 Rob Tweed
1996 Michael Lawall
1995 Lawrence Payne, IV
1994 Alex Knight
1993 Kathryn Drury
1992 Fred Steele
1991 Scott Bradley

VBVRS Support Member of the Year

2017 Walt Yancey
2016 Larry Shaw
2015 Blair Whitley Ray
2014 Troy Gaudino
2013 Walt Yancey
2012 Becky Culpepper
2011 Afton Oglesby
2010 Raymond G. Ford, Sr.
2009 Lou Grey Weeks
2008 Susan Werby
2007 Walt Yancey
2006 Susan Werby
2005 Robert Werby
2005 Raymond Ford, Sr.
2004 Kathryn Signorelli
2003 Jerome D. Crain
2002 Thomas L. Harp, Jr.
2001 Robert D. Rodriguez
2000 Jack Murray
1999 Ira Whitehurst
1998 David Hyllberg
1997 Marge Standing
1996 Lisa Kalis

The Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach, Virginia - Awarded by the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation

The Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award – In Recognition of Their Dedication and Outstanding Effort in Support of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads

2017 Will Sessoms Jr.
2016 Tom Harp
2015 James K. Spore
2014 John “Bruddy” M. Baillio
2013 Kevin A. Lipscomb
2012 Bruce W. Edwards
2011 Robert S. Hill, Jr.
2008 W. Andrew Dickinson, M.D.
2007 William G. Laws
2006 Peter A. Agelasto III
2005 Virginia E. Gilpin

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