Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad nominated for statewide EMS award

The rescue squad could receive the Governor's Award for Outstanding EMS Agency

By Alison Wickline - Reporter

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A Montgomery County rescue squad is in the running for a statewide EMS award. 

The Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad already received  the 2017 Regional Award for Outstanding EMS Agency from the Western Virginia EMS Council.

On November 11, squad volunteers will head to Norfolk for the State Emergency Medical Services Symposium, where they could receive the Governor's Award for Outstanding EMS Agency.

The rescue squad's chief says it's an honor to just be considered, and that without the support of the community, none of this would be possible. 

"The best parts of the station are community engagement, and we try to hold as many classes and community events here as we can to get people in to make sure people feel they're a part of us and that we're a part of our community here," said David English, Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad chief.

The Governor's Award is presented to an EMS agency that shows outstanding professionalism and service to its community and has a high level of patient care.

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