October 6 - Erin Burch was selected as member of the month for October. She joined Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1977 and became a driver for the Squad and the Medic Unit. She was also a member of Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad and a member of ALS Unit. Erin enrolled in a First Aid Class but instead became certified as an EMT when those classes were initially offered. In addition to other memberships, she became a Charter Member of MVRS Auxiliary in 1984.
At MVRS, Erin has served in the offices of Secretary for 15 years, Assistant Treasurer/Secretary for 10 years, Sergeant, Historian, Orientation and Supply.
Erin worked for 16 years as a St. Mary's County dispatcher beginning in 1979. She currently works as a house painter (interior and exterior), pet sitter and does lawn maintenance.
Erin says she has been greatly encouraged by Squad Member Joyce Downs and Mac Burroughs (Charter Member).