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2019 Installation and Awards Dinner

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The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad (SVRS) held its annual Installation and Awards Dinner on the evening of 26 January 2019 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sterling. During the celebration, a number of awards were presented to SVRS members for their dedication, service, and support to the company and the community. Awardees included:

— Probationary Member of the Year – Nicholas Nickey
— Administrative Member of the Year – Rick Myers, CPR Program Lead
— Operational Line Officer of the Year – Captain Steve Schmidt
— Operational Member of the Year – Lieutenant Scott Robinson
— Distinguished Member of the Year – Assistant Chief James Burke

During the evening, numerous members were recognized for their years of service to the organization and were awarded citations for Life Membership and for five, ten, twenty-five, or more years of service to the community. Length of service awards included:

Five Years of Service
Alex Apple
Mark Hakey
Megan Kingston
Jessica Lindsay
Al Pacifico

Ten Years of Service
Michael Del Bueno
James Estep
Brandon Hollingsworth
Daniel Mehan
Rick Myers III
Michael “Gunner” Rose
James Star
Christopher Wolney

Fifteen Years of Service
Becky Elstad
Leo Flynn
Erik Hanna
Gwen Kjellberg

Twenty Years of Service
Lynn Beard

Thirty Years of Service
Don Freudenthal
Missy Oertly

Thirty-Five Years of Service
James Grant Sr.

Forty-Five Years of Service
Leo Kelly

Life Members
Morgan Parr
James Estep
Michael Del Bueno
James Starr

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the members of the Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad, as well as the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, who staffed ALS/BLS units in Sterling, as well as covering their home areas, over a 21-hour period to allow us to take the evening off to celebrate.

We also say thank-you to all of the members of Sterling Rescue for their continued support to the company and the community at-large. We could not do it without you. Thanks for your continued support!

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