Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrates 60 years, installation of officers

The Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue (BBVRS) Squad recently held its 60th Officers Installation Banquet and awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn (Southpark) in Colonial Heights on January 28.  The ceremony was hosted by the Bensley Bermuda Auxiliary.  BBRVS members present at ceremony included Senior Squad, Life Members and Auxiliary members.  

Edward “Bubby” Bush, Director of Operations, Southside Emergency Crew, Petersburg, Va. and the immediate past president of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS) administered the oath of office to the 2014 officers.

In May of 2014 the BBVRS will proudly celebrate 60 years of providing emergency service to the eastern portion of Chesterfield County.  The squad responded to approximately 750 calls for assistance in an area of approximately 75 square miles with a population of over 70,000.  The service BBVRS provides includes emergency care on basic and advanced life support levels, a bike team and also relies on many volunteers who devote their time to serve their community.

Officers not pictured above: Rory Strum, Treasurer;  Mike Manzelli, Chief of Operations; John Styer, Night Operations and Supply Officer: Beth Austin, Weekend Operations; Beth Strum, Comptroller: Bill Mangum, Equipment Officer; Gerri Kirkhum, Parliamentarian: Susan  Lowe, Safety, Health and Training Officer; Ron Wright, Bike Team Captain, and Jonathan Hughes, Communications Officer.

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