There were 13 calls for the emergency medical services of the Minerva Rescue Squad this July, and the squad was able to respond to all of them (except for one, which came in at the same time the ambulance was on its way to Glens Falls Hospital with a patient). The new EMTs on the squad have been very active, especially, Karen and Greg Wright, who have readily jumped in when help was needed.
With a total of 61 calls for the year, the Minerva squad has been able to respond to all but four since the year began, a positive response rate of 93%. This is an excellent response percentage and shows how healthy the squad is, considering its volunteer nature and small size. Thanks to all members of the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad who willingly volunteer their time at all hours of the day to serve their community. If you are not already a member of the department, please consider it - your help and participation are needed and will be greatly appreciated. Please call any member of the Minerva volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad if you would like to learn how to get involved.