Minerva - Following a very busy February, the Minerva Rescue Squad had an even busier March, with 11 calls. The squad was able to respond to 10 of these calls, which is an excellent percentage given its status as a small volunteer organization. Like February's responses, the March calls were diverse, with issues such as back injuries, difficulty breathing, possible cardiac problems and a non-emergency transport.
Firefighters, ambulance drivers and medical care providers all work together to make sure patients are brought to the hospital or other destination in as careful and safe a manner as possible. In order for the rescue squad to be as vital and dynamic as it can be, it's necessary for the health care providers in the back of the ambulance to stay up to date with their emergency medical knowledge. This winter and spring, three MVFD&RS members are taking the original Emergency Medical Technician - Basic class being given at the North Warren Rescue Squad building. The three are Meghan LeVeille, Greg Wright and Karen Wright.
All those wanting to find out more about the rescue squad are encouraged to contact any member of the department.