There was a need and we wanted to support and help fill the lack of Rehabilitation on scene.
In conjunction with the RFD Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) organization, and the Richmond Professional Firefighters Association Local 995, we agreed to pursue this concept by utilizing a donated vehicle and securing the equipment needed for this task.
The Metro Richmond Flying Squad was placed in service on May 1, 2017 with 30 volunteers consisting of current and retired firefighters, Rescue Squad members and citizens. All members share a desire to help Richmond’s First Responders.
The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is an all-volunteer group of members who provide support to our area first responders.
If you think in terms of the basic services your parents provided to you as a child it included food, water, shelter and clothing.
Our dedicated volunteers are called upon at any hour of any day to provide services during emergency incidents.
We go directly to the scene of the emergency with our specialized response vehicle to setup our equipment and begin providing services.
Firefighting is extremely strenuous, physically demanding work.
Our members are alerted to various emergency situations via a cell phone paging application.
We need volunteers! We need people that will be able to respond on calls when needed 24/7, rain or shine, 365.
Or we can use your help at scheduled events, we provide rehab service at various training and fundraising events year round.
If you want to help but not sure how! The old adage says ” Its not what you know, but who you are and who you know!” You may know people, or have contacts that can help us or have a talent that can help in ways you haven’t even thought about!
Unlike other emergency services, we do not receive any tax revenues to support our operations. In order to cover our expenses such as supplies, vehicle maintenance, equipment purchases, training, etc. We rely on donations from residents and the business community. We appreciate your consideration when donating.