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Minerva Rescue Squad is on the move

Simon Gardner and Karissa Wright are the new Emergency Medical Technician and new Certified First Responder, respectively, standing beside the Minerva Rescue Squad ambulance.

Simon Gardner and Karissa Wright are the new Emergency Medical Technician and new Certified First Responder, respectively, standing beside the Minerva Rescue Squad ambulance.

— June 2013 proved to be a busy month for the Minerva Rescue Squad.

With 16 calls during the month, the squad was kept moving, without question.

In fact, for the first six months of 2013, the squad received 82 emergency calls, a number that indicates the squad is on a pace to exceed the record number of calls it responded to in 2012.

The rescue squad has been active in other ways. It welcomes a new EMT-Basic (Simon Gardner) to its ranks as well as a new Certified First Responder (Karissa Wright). Simon and Karissa worked hard to earn their certification cards — please congratulate them when you see them.

The Minerva Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad (MVFS&RS) is definitely looking to the future — it boasts five active junior members interested in emergency medical services as well as firefighting. These five: Angela McCall, Danielle McNally, Gabrielle McNally, A.J. Monthony, and Karissa Wright have been responding to emergencies and attending trainings and drills in order to learn as much as they can about their chosen interests. This is excellent community volunteering, and their help is needed and appreciated.

Joining and being active with the MVFD&RS is a great way to give back to your community. If you have questions about how you can get involved, please contact a Department member.

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