Rescue Squad needs your help!

Written by on April 19, 2022

Dear Listeners,

WWER has received this letter from the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.  We encourage your support of the Squad on Friday!

We at Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad need your help. We have just been informed that Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors is proposing the dismantling of the Rescue Squad. What will this mean for the Town of Colonial Beach? Longer response times from the Westmoreland Department of Emergency Services units that respond from Oak Grove and sometimes have to come from as far as Montross to us. This will mean no more Pat FitzGerald showing up when you need a vitals check or just someone to tell you everything will be OK and stay with you until the county gets to you. We are asking that each and every resident of the Town of Colonial Beach and supporting areas attend the meeting that is being held Friday, April 22, 2022 at 5:00pm at the George D. English, Sr. Memorial Building, 111 Polk Street in Montross, to support our efforts in continuing a 72 year-old volunteer agency. The volunteers of CBVRS respond to all calls as we are Nationally Certified EMS providers. We show up with our apparatus at town events, festivals, and other large gatherings to ensure we can respond effectively to our community’s needs. We standby at High School football games and other sporting events where immediate EMS response could be needed. We offer CPR and First Aid classes along with support in our community and through our services and fundraising activities. It is extremely important for you to come out and support us as we try to save the CBVRS. This can only be done with your support. Let the Westmoreland County Supervisors know how important EMS is to you. If you absolutely cannot be there, please write a letter of support and email to [email protected] or call us (Tammy: 804-761-1349 or Pat: 804-761-5115) and we will come by and pick it up. Call or email our County Administrator, Norm Risavi (804-493-0130 or [email protected]), or Woody Hynson, Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman (804-224-9684 or 804-224-9211) with concerns of how this will affect you and your town. Please, we are asking for your help.

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