We’re trying a new member appreciation and marketing effort for 2019. Instead of a couple large events, we’re going to do a number of smaller appreciation activities. The biggest effort will be our Squad Appreciation Days.  On a regular basis we plan on opening the EMS Building up to the public and members alike. Classes will be available for Stop the Bleed, Hands Only CPR, etc. A different rescue squad (MRT included) will be featured each time.  That squad will have an ambulance (or boat) on site as well as any type of display they desire. 
 
Anyone present at noon will be provided a free lunch. Duty ambulance crews will be cycled through for lunch as well.  Even more exciting, we will have some type of treat available in the parking lot (i.e. cupcakes, snow cones, etc).   Any member of any squad can come by with their families for a free treat while supplies last.  This isn’t restricted to the featured squad—feel free to drop by.  
 
Upcoming appreciation dates are:
March 23 rd  - Courthouse
April 27 th  – Chesapeake Beach
 
Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors about these dates. We’re trying to market/recruit as well as show our appreciation for your volunteer service. This is a great excursion for a Scout Troop or other youth group.  It’s also a great chance to grab a free treat for the kids without much effort. 
If you have any questions, please contact Katelyn Snell via email -   katsnell@vbgov.com .

Stay safe and have fun out there!
Chief B