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Ambulance chasing: it’s not just for lawyers anymore

Do what the sign says. An ambulance that leads the runners in the annual run outside the Fairfax County Government Center. (Jan Bohrer/Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company)

FOVFR Ambulance Chase 5K and Kid’s Fun Run.

Saturday at 8:00am

So, to recap, a lawyer invited me to go chase an ambulance with him. For three miles. I didn’t know whether to be flattered or insulted. Or if I’d get a percentage. Or whether it was a serious thing.

Turns out it’s an annual run at the Fairfax County Government Center to raise money for the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, which has owned the station on Route 50 since 1957. The run was launched by local attorney Hana Brilliant three years ago when she was president of the company, and helps purchase actual fire trucks and ambulances for the station.

“I got tired of all the ambulance chasing jokes around the firehouse,” Brilliant said, “so I decided to use it to the Fire Department’s benefit.”

It’s properly timed and organized, and last year nearly 200 runners raised $7,000. The run is tomorrow, so go here now to learn more.

And then you too can experience the joy and exhilaration of advocacy and representation of a worthy cause, without the heartache of bar exams and contingency fees.

There may be some lawyers in this group, but anyone is welcome to chase an ambulance for a good cause outside the Fairfax County Government Center Saturday. (Jan Bohrer/Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company)
Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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