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Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrates 35 years of service to Northumberland County

Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad members from left are (front row) Jeff Plumb, Madge Rollins, Robert Hundley, Shane Farmer and founding member Garfield Parker; (next row) founding member Rebekah Haynie, Sue Fones, Jaime Packett, Mary Steed Ewell, Jeanie Widenmyer, Jim Webber and Larry Bahl; (next row) Howard Fones, Charles Howard, Nina Bhat, Conley Hudson, Julian Watson and Greg Hanson. Angela Yerby also is a founding member.

HEATHSVILLE—The Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad (MCVRS) recently issued an invitation to the community to help celebrate its 35th anniversary from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16 at the squad building, 7990 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

“This history is the story of how we came to serve the community,” said Mary Steed Ewell.

In the mid-1980s, the late William H. Bill Boone and a handful of other dedicated volunteers in Callao Rescue Squad discussed the need for a volunteer rescue squad having the responsibility of transporting medical emergencies within the middle region of Northumberland County.

After multiple planning meetings, organizing, reviewing legal procedures, by a handful of devoted citizens, Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad in Heathsville was founded March 11, 1987, and now celebrates 35 years of service, dedication and protection to those patrons of Northumberland County.

The first station was at 71 Back Street in Heathsville. The Mid-County charter and administrative members were fans of the formerly known Washington Redskins football team. As a result, burgundy, gold and white became the theme colors….

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