At Atlantic Shores, our residents and staff are proud of their tradition of serving those that serve our community.
We recently helped prepare our area for future disasters by serving as the staging location for a FEMA Regional Emergency Management Practice Education Event, enacting a post-hurricane evacuation scenario in real time, with an emergency airlift of patients by National Guard helicopter. This full-scale exercise was designed to help local, state and federal agencies work together to exercise emergency response plans and coordinate relief efforts for natural or man-made emergencies, ranging from major storms, to shootings and bioterrorism.
We also partnered with those who guard our safety by hosting the Virginia Beach Senior Citizens’ Police Academy, a special course giving participants from the community a better understanding of the procedures, responsibilities, and laws that guide the police department’s decisions. Topics ranged from forensics and special operations, to narcotics and senior safety, with special live presentations allowing students to more fully experience Special Operations, SWAT, mounted patrol and K9 units.
And our residents went over the top to give back to first responders that help save lives in our community with The Pin-Up Boys of Atlantic Shores charity calendar, featuring resident gentlemen, creatively obscured to create the illusion of nudity in a range of comical vignettes. In addition to raising a few eyebrows, the project also raised more than $20,000 for the Princess Anne Volunteer Rescue Squad, used to purchase a new ambulance.