March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating all of the women who are making history serving the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad today.
Women have supported emergency medical services since its inception and continue to serve as leaders today. For example, Marie Marvingt, was a world class athlete, aviator and surgical nurse. She was the third woman in history to earn a fixed-wing pilot’s license and first woman to pilot an aircraft in combat, flying for France in World War I. She was instrumental in proposing and developing aircraft for use as “flying ambulances,” helped create the first training program for flight nurses, and became the world’s first flight nurse. Today, we have advanced critical care aircraft available to support us, in part due to her efforts.
Any women or men want to make some history with us? Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad currently has openings for both operational and administrative volunteers. The operational volunteers serve as first responders, delivering emergency medical support to the community. The administrative volunteers perform a variety of support roles in areas such as recruiting, membership support, and business operations. No experience is required, and training is provided. See the Join section of this web site for more details on the requirements, expectations, and benefits. Come join us!