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She shines up pretty well for being in service for 2 years!
She shines up pretty well for being in service for 2 years!

Hollywood VRS Participates in the Maryland State Fireman's Association Parade

Engineer Greg Whitman, June 24

For one week in June, the Maryland State Fireman's Association hosts its Annual Convention in Ocean City, Maryland. During the convention, there are many training opportunities for not only the fire service, but also EMS. Of course, one of the highlights comes Wednesday afternoon with the Fireman's Parade. A crew of two from Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad left around 3:30 in the morning to line ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hollywood VRS Participates In Radioactive Drill

Engineer Greg Whitman, June 17

It's one of our worst fears, people are injured and exposed to radiation. We have an individual who has suffered a compound fracture to the leg, and is contaminated by radiation. Fortunately, this was only a drill, it was for practice. Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad participated in this drill so we can be prepared in the event something like this happens and that we can have plans already in ... (Full Story & Photos)

Briefing upon arrival at the scene
Briefing upon arrival at the scene

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Hollywood VRS Third Annual Bluegrass Festival is Approaching Fast!

Engineer Greg Whitman, June 16

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad is proud to present its Third Annual Bluegrass Festival at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland on June 27, 2015. This is a Rain or Shine event! The gates will open at 10:00AM. Music will be performed from 11:00AM until 9:00PM. It's only $25.00 for adults, Kids 10-21 are $12.00, and children under the age of 10 are free! Food and Drink ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hollywood VRS Particiaptes in the Annual Colonial Beach Parade

Engineer Greg Whitman, June 12

Every year, the second weekend in June is the Colonial Beach Potomac River Festival. This annual event begins with the Colonial Beach Fireman's Parade. If you have never attended this event, it is different from most parades. First, it is known as one of the loudest parades, as participants are not only allowed, but also encouraged, to not only run the parade route using their emergency lights, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ambulance 799 lined up and waiting for the parade to start
Ambulance 799 lined up and waiting for the parade to start

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What is a Concussion?

Engineer Greg Whitman, May 20

Only recently have we begun to understand what occurs to the brain during a concussion. In the past, people used the analogy that a concussion was a “bruise to the brain.” It is actually a very complex physiologic event. Common sports injuries such as torn ligaments and broken bones are structural injuries that can be seen on x-rays or felt during an examination. A concussion, however, affects how ... (Full Story & Photos)

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