Chesapeake Fire Department, Norfolk Fire-Rescue, and Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services have received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award recognizing their commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction). These three agencies represent 3 of only 10 EMS awards given statewide.
Read more: Three Tidewater Agencies Receive AHA Mission: Lifeline EMS Awards
PARKSLEY — The Eastern Shore of Virginia lost a mainstay of the volunteer firefighting and EMS community. Orris James "Jimmy" Rowley, III, a 44-year member of Parksley Volunteer Fire Company who served in many different roles in the volunteer and first responder community over the decades in a humble, understated manner, died Wednesday December 4 after an illness.
Read more: Eastern Shore, Region Remember Jimmy Rowley