In February the Davis Corner Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad was chosen by the Virginia Beach Department of EMS to be featured on Squad Appreciation Day.
The volunteers held a “community meet and greet” at the VB EMS Headquarters-Training Center on VA Beach Blvd. People from around the city stopped by to meet the Davis Corner Volunteers, toured an ambulance, talked to the recruitment team about volunteers, learn “Stop The Bleed” and “Hands Only CPR” training.
Davis Corner Volunteers more commonly known as “Station 2” began providing Fire and EMS service in the early 40’s to the residents and businesses located in Princess Anne County near the border with the City Norfolk. In 1963, the County merged with the small resort city of Virginia Beach and became the City of Virginia Beach, the largest city in the Commonwealth of VA.
Volunteers continued providing both Fire and EMS service from their station located on Davis Street until the 1970’s when the City began transitioning from a volunteer fire based system to a career fire based system. Meanwhile, EMS continued to provide 24/7 basic and advanced life support service.
In 1978 Davis Corner Volunteer Fire and Rescue moved along with the VBFD-career staff into a new station 2 off of Haygood Road near Independence Blvd.
Today, Rescue Station 2 volunteers staff 2 fully equipped ambulances and a zone medic car.
Thank you “Rescue 2” volunteers for your service to the community.
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