Minerva Rescue Squad celebrates

— The dedication of this group of people and its interest in maintaining a quality emergency medical service has been amazing. Here is a quick list of some of the longer-tenured volunteers: Kathy Halloran (32 years); Keith Dubay (30 years); Don Clark (20 years); Sharyn Wright (12 years); Mike Corey (12 years); Greg Wright, Lynn Green, and Debbie Palmatier (all 9 years). Karen Wright, who began her membership with the MVFD&RS in 2008, was very recently awarded the Basic Life Support Provider of the Year by the Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council; the dedication is there!

The squad has been very active in 2012, holding a recruitment open house in the spring, participating in Donkey Basketball at Minerva Central School, and working with the Town of Minerva Emergency Preparedness Committee on a mock plane crash drill this summer.

The Department’s junior program is alive and well, too — one of the juniors will be taking a Certified First Responder course this fall. The squad remains is as vital and critically needed as it can be. Thanks go to ALL the members for making it the best it can be. More drivers and EMTs are needed: please contact a member of the MVFD&RS regarding how you can help your community.

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