Welcome to the Official Website for the Aquia Harbour Volunteer Rescue Squad
Happy New Year!
President Chris Schoon, January 01
At the December meeting, the Squad recognized members for the past year’s hard work. County Fire Chief Joseph Cardello was in attendance to congratulate the membership for their accomplishments this past year.
Our members volunteered 15,402 hours of service to Aquia Harbour and Stafford County this past Year
Squad Person of the Year – Sean Lunn
Junior Member of the Year – Caleigh Jett
President’s ... (Full Story & Photos)
National Night Out/Elections of Officers 2023-2024
President Chris Schoon, October 22
National Night Out last month was a huge success. The volunteers at the Aquia Harbour
Volunteer Rescue Squad with help from members from Stafford Volunteer Fire department and
Brooke Volunteer Fire Rescue fitted 329 free helmets for the kids and some parents. Safety
education is an important part of our mission. Thanks to all for coming out to visit the booth
Squad Elections were last ... (Full Story & Photos)
Jay Forgach - New National Registry EMT
Lilianna, Austin and Natasha
CPR Saves Lives!
President Chris Schoon, September 13
Many of my articles have had CPR training as a topic of choice. There is a reason. When bystander CPR is started the patient has a much better chance of survival. Last month Stafford County Fire Rescue Department recognized 2 crews who went on to have successful saves for the victims of cardiac arrest in the County. Both patients walked out of the hospital and are living their lives because ... (Full Story & Photos)
President Chris Schoon, August 20
July was a busy month. The squad had 5 members in the summer EMT class and all have passed the class. Two members completed and passed the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course. We tend to run short on drivers.
Our members have been staffing the units and many are being precepted on combined
career/volunteer crews. Last weekend my volunteer crew was able to precept a career Firefighter
driver so he could ... (Full Story & Photos)
Chris, Caleigh, Natasha
Summer Water safety
President Chris Schoon, July 05
Congratulations to our members who recently graduated from the County Volunteer EMT class:
Natalie Alfaro, Charles Clemmer, and Jacob Marsh. Stafford County Fire Rescue held a
graduation ceremony for the year’s 3 EMT classes and the Fire academy on May 23 rd . Our
January graduates joined in the ceremony: Justin Carrasquillo, Crystal Davis and Lilianna Nugent.
Our EMTs have completed over 150 hours ... (Full Story & Photos)
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Thirty Four Years of Service
Aquia Harbour Volunteer Rescue Squad has been proudly serving the residents of
Stafford County since July 21st,1989.
Starting as a first response team in the Harbour, the squad quickly expanded and now serves over 18,000 homes. Our first due response area includes, Aquia Harbour, U.S. Route 1 south to Foreston Drive and north to Telegraph Road, west on Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) to OnvilleRoad including the subdivisions north and south of Rte. 610. Aquia Harbour Rescue is one of the busiest stations in Stafford County with easy access to Route 1, I-95 and Garrisonville Road.
Our organization consists of EVOC certified drivers, EMT-Bs, EMT-Advanced, and Paramedics with a support group of administrative members. Our apparatus include Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance, and Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS), and Fire Engine (Engine 9 is staffed by Stafford County Career Firefighters and Paramedics).
Rescue 9 stresses training, teamwork, and community service. Membership meetings are held at our training center located at 475 Aquia Towne Center Drive, Suite 109 in the Aquia Towne Center the 2nd Wednedsay of the month at 8:00 p.m. Monthly training is provided at the station or at the county public safety building for continuing education credit. Certification classes are paid for by the squad for our membership. Senior members mentor our newly certified EMTs to provide experience and knowledge that only comes with time. Yearly community events include EMS Week, Aquia Harbour's 4th of July Parade, National Night Out, and the International Fall Festvial at St William of York. Community First Aid, Babysitting and Community/Professional Rescue CPR/AED classes are held year round.
If you are interested in serving your community and volunteering at our station, Click on the "How to Join" button on the tool bar, call the station at 540-658-5339 or email us at JoinAhvrs@ahvrs.org. We look forward to meeting you!
Getting together is a start, remaining together is advancement, and working together is an achievement.
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