Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew

 
 
Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
1. Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew Marker
Inscription.  The Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, organized in May 1928 by Julian Stanley Wise, is recognized as the first independent, all-volunteer rescue squad in the United States. Wise, motivated by having seen two men drown in the Roanoke River during his childhood, was alter president of the International Rescue and First Aid Association. Roanoke Life Saving received an ambulance from John M. Oakey Funeral Service and operated from Oakey's properties on Kirk Ave. Members helped organize rescue squad across Virginia and beyond. In 1989, the squad merged with the Williamson Road Life Saving Crew and became Roanoke Emergency Medical Services.
 
Erected 2020 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-129.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkRoads & VehiclesScience & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1928.
 
Location. 37° 16.175′ N, 79° 56.788′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Luck Avenue Southwest 0.1 miles west of 3rd Street Southwest, on the
Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Luck Ave SW, Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roanoke Valley War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roanoke Milestones (about 800 feet away); Greene Memorial Church (about 800 feet away); Norfolk & Western Freight Station (approx. ¼ mile away); The David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk (approx. ¼ mile away); Roanoke Railway and Electric Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginian Railway Caboose #321 (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginian Class SA #4 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=172197

Paid Advertisement
May. 13, 2021