William D. “Bill” Henderson is an active volunteer Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) and Advanced Life Support Provider with the Northumberland County Rescue Squad (NCRS).
In his capacity as an EMT-I, Bill has responded to over 1150 emergency calls since 1995 on behalf of the NCRS and has trained approximately 200 EMT-B’s who serve the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia. The training of these EMT-B’s is a cornerstone of the EMS program in this area of Virginia, ensuring sufficient and qualified volunteer manpower, while also providing consistent quality of service in accordance with established protocols.
Bill has also served as the Training Officer for the NCRS, handling regularly scheduled monthly training meetings, maintaining the Squad’s Quality Control process and conducting formal training classes for certification of new Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic. Prior to 1995, Bill had served as an EMT-I with the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad (“CARS”), with which he remains affiliated to the present day. The CARS has recently presented Bill the President’s Volunteer Lifetime Service Award for his years of service in Charlottesville, the latest of many awards for honors for his service there. The importance and value of Bill’s service has been widely recognized.
Bill Henderson, now 81 years of age, continues to serve as an EMT-I (Advanced Life Support Provider) and is the oldest practicing EMT-B Instructor in Virginia; he is also the second oldest ALS Provider in Virginia and the 14th oldest EMS Provider in the state.
With over 45 years (and over 24,000 service hours) of lifetime volunteer EMS service in Virginia, Bill’s contributions to the community are unsurpassed.