MINERVA - The Minerva Rescue Squad added two Emergency Medical Technicians to its roster this past month. Ricale Howe and Leita Howe both received their EMT cards from the state Department of Health after going through nearly six months of lectures, practical training classes and testing. It's a thoughtful and worthwhile investment for sure, as both Ricale and Leita will be helping out the citizens of Minerva and surrounding towns as emergency medical providers.The squad had a busy February with eight total calls. These calls included several advanced life support responses, two basic life support responses, a stand-by, and a non-emergency transport. Nine members of the rescue squad responded to these calls, either to assist at the scene or to transport patients.The Minerva Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad are in need of volunteers, especially drivers. If interested, please contact any member of the department. Volunteerism is greatly appreciated in the Minerva community.