CBVRS Announces Award Winners, New Officers & 2013 Plans


Wesley Melson, Chief

Phone: 540-735-4888

Email: wesley.melson@ymail.com



CBVRS Announces Award Winners, New Officers & 2013 Plans

Award recipients include Pat FitzGerald as EMS of the Year

Colonial Beach, VA (January 16, 2013) – At its annual banquet on January 5, 2013, Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad (CBVRS) celebrated the new year with installation of 2013 officers, presentation of many awards to honor individuals and organizations in the community, and the announcement of a new home for the squad.

  • Assistant Chief Pat FitzGerald won the      organization’s highest honor, EMS of the Year. FitzGerald is      well-known throughout the Colonial Beach region for her community service      involvement and her tireless support of emergency rescue volunteers. She      was the organization’s Top Call Runner in 2012 with over 600 calls made      out of 1,181.
  • The Eugenia Urbank Award, presented to      one or more citizens who help in a lifesaving emergency, was presented to      Taylor Pitts and Steven King. King is a member and Pitts is a former      member of Colonial Beach Fire Department.
  • The BLS Provider of the Year Award      went to Randy Brandy.
  • The Administrative Officer of the Year      Award went to Val Ivanyshyn.
  • The Operations Officer of the Year      Award went to Mike Nance Sr. and Danny Stinson

The new Operational Officers, who were sworn in by Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Hamm, are:

  • Chief      Wesley Melson
  • Assistant      Chief Pat FitzGerald
  • Lt.      Robert Rivenbark
  • Lt.      Mike Nance
  • Lt.      Alexandra “Alex” Nance
  • Lt.      Danny Stinson

Community Awards were presented to:

  • Trinity      Builders
  • William      and Jay Hall
  • Ricky      Little
  • Colonial      Beach Yacht Club
  • Colonial      Beach Police Department
  • Oak      Grove Volunteer Fire Department
  • Colonial      Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Support Team

The organization also unveiled photos and plans for its move to a new 6,000 square-foot facility in Colonial Beach sometime in 2013. The current location at 225 Dennison Street has flooded several times, most recently during Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. “We will be providing information soon about our fundraising goals to refit and renovate the building as the new home of Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad,” said Chief Wesley Melson. “This represents an exciting new chapter in our organization’s future.”

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About Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad: Since 1950, Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad has served the Town of Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County. Currently, the organization has over 30 all-volunteer personnel that operate five ambulances covering 240 square miles and a 22-foot rescue boat covering the Virginia waters around the area. For more information, visit www.cbrescue.com.

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