August 20 - Our much deserved Member of the Month for August is Becky Brennan. She was chosen for her extraordinary dedication in helping MVRS in many areas of need including spearheading the work on new equipment and ID program for our members. She also has been diligent in helping get ambulances out on the road, driving to and from many calls, often at the last minute she can be found filling in open spots. She has a background in volunteering with a Baltimore based advocacy organization that provides services to victims of domestic minor sex trafficking and joined Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad with a unique purpose. "I wanted to know the level of responsibility held by first responders and emergency room personnel to these victims and how we can better serve [them]."
Becky joined MVRS in January of 2015 and within her first year earned her Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician license and certification along with Maryland and DC license and completing an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, (EVOC) to become an active driver.
In her limited spare time she enjoys sailing and has even owned sailboats in the past. She is also working on mastering the sport of archery and loves hiking and traveling. As additional fun she can also be found sharpening her photography skills as one of her best friend's personal paparazzi.
She is currently a full time Training Specialist for NAVAIR heading and assisting with multiple projects to ensure seamless functionality within programs. She is also a recent part-time hire with American Medical Response (AMR) as an EMT.
Some of her longterm goals in the field of EMS include obtaining her IV- Tech certification, Driver Trainer and Field Training Coach. One of her favorite things about being a volunteer in the EMS field is making her spare time matter. By helping, engaging and interacting with members of the community that otherwise she would never have a chance to meet.