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No Caption Citizens and First Responders Save 71-Year-Old Bicyclist with CPR After Suffering Medical Emergency

Amanda (Mandy) Purdy, July 18

Multiple 911 callers reported a male, who was described as 60 to 65 years old, fell of his bicycle and was unconscious with citizens performing chest compressions.

Prior to the arrival of First Responders, 911 callers reported citizens were performing CPR again after stopping.

Our very own President and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Brian Windsor arrived on the scene and began EMS chest compressions. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Caddy on display

"-" Leo Gillespie, June 23

We took our 1972 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance out to the "Cars & Coffee" car show on Sunday. This is a Bi-Weekly event and it was our first event for the 2024 season with the Caddy. It was a HOT day but everyone loved seeing this Living piece of St. Mary's history.
We will be taking the Caddy out again on the 4th of July (Wildewood parade) and then again on the 13th of July (Wreaths Across America). ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Caddy at the "Cars & Coffee" car show (Hobby Lobby parking lot).
The Caddy at the "Cars & Coffee" car show (Hobby Lobby parking lot).

The team at PJ's Towing yard.
The team at PJ's Towing yard.

Pax Air Museum with Optimus Prime and BumbleBee

President Leo Gillespie, November 08

On November 8th, 2023 the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad was given a huge honor of Escorting Optimus Prime (#Optimus Is Here) and BumbleBee into St. Mary's County with Ambulance 499, Four St. Mary's Sheriff's Officers, Second District Engine 61, Dave's Peterbuilt truck and PJ's Towing Heavy Wrecker. Optimus Prime was recharging at the Second District Fire Department.
On November 9th, 2023 the Ridge ... (Full Story & Photos)

Stanley Williams -Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad

President Leo Gillespie, November 08

RVRS sends our condolences to the family and friends of Stanley Williams, past chief and past president of Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad and retired longtime Department of Emergency Services employee, who passed last weekend.

The family will receive guests at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Hall on Friday, 10 November from 1000 - 1200 hours. Prayers, including EMS prayers will be ... (Full Story)

No Caption Trunk or Treat 2023

President Leo Gillespie, November 04

The RVRS and RVRSA participated in three Trunk or Treats on 30 and 31 October. The first spot was at the Texas Roadhouse and then Mission BBQ on the 30th. The next day was at the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on the 31st. We served lots and lots of little ones with lots of candy/goodies with Caddy and Ambulance 499.... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Life Member John Gregory "Jack" Cullison

Vice President Christy Leach, October 25

The Officers and Members of the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad regretfully announce the passing of Life Member John Gregory "Jack" Cullison. The angels led him back to Frances Ann early Saturday morning, peacefully in his sleep. Jack dedicated 52 years of active service to the rescue squad and took great pride in all of the years he spent maintaining the Cadillac. He will be greatly missed, but we ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Prevention kick-off 2023.
Fire Prevention kick-off 2023.

Fire Week Prevention 2023

President Leo Gillespie, October 08

RVRS participated in the Pax River Fire Prevention kick off with our 1972 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance (Retired) #48. We had a great time and everyone loved seeing our living history in person. Did you know that our Caddy is 50 years old. She was ordered November 1972 and delivered in May 1973. She has proudly served St. Mary's for 50 years and is still going strong.... (Full Story & Photos)

Piney Point Retrofest 2023

President Leo Gillespie, September 27

The Piney Point Lighthouse/Museum held their annual Retrofest event. The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad participated in the event with Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance #48 (Retired) and had a great time showing off our "Living History" that has faithfully served the St. Mary's community for 50 years. We were notified today that we will be receiving the "People's Award", 1st Place and we want to THANK ... (Full Story & Photos)

Retrofest 2023 - 1972 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance #48 (Retired).
Retrofest 2023 - 1972 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance #48 (Retired).


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