BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 25, 2010 – The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad Life Member and Alumni Association will host a pancake breakfast in on Sunday, Oct. 31 in Squires Student Center as part of Virginia Tech’s Family Day celebration.
The all you can eat event, to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brush Mountain Room (third floor), is open to the public. There is a $5 donation. Rescue squad members will be the short-order cooks at the event.
Monies raised at this event will support the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad Life Member and Alumni Association Active Member Scholarship which has provided annual scholarships to members of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad since 2008.
In addition to offering students breakfast with visiting family members, the rescue squad will present information about their services and the equipment they use to provide care for the all members of the Virginia Tech community.
Established in 1969, the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad is the emergency medical service agency serving the campus of Virginia Tech. It is a volunteer student-run organization committed to providing exceptional emergency medical services to the university community. Virginia Tech Rescue Squad maintains three advanced life support ambulances and a first response vehicle with in-station crews ready for service 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The agency relies heavily on private donations from members of the university and extended community to fund technological upgrades and capital improvements to better provide this service to Virginia Tech at no cost. All members of the squad receive Virginia State Emergency Medical Technician certification.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Written by David Weand, a 2004 graduate of Virginia Tech and vice president of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad Life Member and Alumni Association.