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During a beautiful afternoon at Harbor Park in Norfolk on June 16, 2019, the Tidewater EMS Council presented ten regional EMS awards and a special lifetime achievement award. The awards presentation was part of the council's annual EMS family day at the ballpark attended by some 400 responders, dispatchers, emergency department staff and their families.

Read more: Tidewater EMS Council announces 2019 regional EMS award winners

Information has been passed down from the family.

Join them on June 1, 2019 at 4301 Alfriends Trail in Virginia Beach, to honor the life of Harry. People should plan on arriving between 3:30-4 pm to mingle and the memorial service will begin at 5 pm near the pool. People will be given the opportunity to share memories if they would like.

If you have any pictures of Harry, the family is putting together a video and you can email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more: Celebration of Life for Dr. Harry Plunkett Jr.

Sentara Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance transitioned from its original ground helipad at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to a rooftop array 296 feet above grade

on May 1, 2019. The new rooftop site includes a 45’ x 45’ pad exclusively for Nightingale and an adjacent 65’ x 65’ pad for other air ambulances in the region and U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy helicopters, which called at the hospital 21 times in 2018.

“It’s safer for us and the public to take off and land from the roof,” says Denise Baylous, program manager and flight nurse. “The ground pad is flanked by the hospital and a medical office building which creates a swirling effect that buffets the helicopter on windy days.”

Read more: Sentara Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance moves to the roof, adopts IFR routes

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