As a member of Rescue 2, one of ten volunteer rescue squads in Virginia Beach, Frank
once experienced a call where two individuals had to be cut out of a vehicle after
a major accident.
“Even after years of military service, a life-altering event like that really puts
things into perspective. I wouldn't trade my experience with the rescue squad for
Volunteer since 1986
Kay Laws has been a member of Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad (Station 2) for
more than 20 years. Last year, her husband, Bill (a volunteer since 1981), had a
cardiac arrest at home. Kay was impressed, but not surprised, by the response and
care of her colleagues, who saved his life; equally impressive were the 70 people
who waited at the Emergency Room to make sure Bill was okay.
“My proudest moments are when new recruits learn to do things they never thought
they could do.”
Ira Swartz is a volunteer with Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad (Station 2). As
a veteran EMS provider, he enjoys mentoring new recruits and watching them build
the skills and confidence they need to serve their communities.