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Review for WHEATON VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD INC, Wheaton, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This may not be what you're looking for, but I wouldn't exist without WVRS. Back in the late 60s, there was a golf tournament played at Congressional Country Club. My mother served as a lifeguard at one of the water hazards on the course during the tournament. My father was a member of WVRS, who was providing first aid and emergency services during the tournament. It was a typical ridiculously hot, humid day and my mother passed out from the heat. She was brought in to the first aid tent in a WVRS ambulance, where my father was among those assisting her. I've actually seen an old clip on tv from the golf tournament, I forget who was taking a shot, and you can see the ambulance going by in the background, and every time I've seen it, my father would yell "There goes your mother!" They were married 17 years. Alas, WVRS was also one of the responding units when my mother passed away from a heart attack in 1985. I am so grateful to them for all their services in regards to the welfare of my family. My father left WVRS when he joined the Navy and then moved on afterwards, but he still speaks of them fondly.

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