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Emergency Squad seeking donations

By Staff | Sep 11, 2013

This Middlebourne ambulance has traveled about 100,000 miles.

The Tyler County Emergency Squad Unit #1 is a not-for-profit agency that has provided medical service for Middlebourne and surrounding areas since 1973.

Typically this agency responds to over 400 annual requests for medical services. There were 60 requests for help this past August.

There are many medical situations where every minute counts. In instances where advanced care within minutes is critical to a patient’s survival, an advanced life support unit could mean the difference between life and death. Medical personnel depend on the ambulances and their equipment to help provide that care quickly and reliably.

Due to the fact that both Middlebourne ambulances are aging and showing wear and tear from hard use on typical country roads, the Middlebourne EMS is seeking donations and contributions to help purchase a new ambulance to replace one of their present aging ones.

All donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the purchase of a new ambulance. “We’re hoping local businesses and oil and gas companies in our area will rally for our cause,” says Katy Wells, Paramedic and Unit 1 Crew Chief. “Our ambulances must be reliable and ready to respond to any kind of emergency at a moment’s notice.”

Delegate Roger Romine has been actively seeking support on behalf of the Middlebourne Squad. The Stealey Green Foundation has also promised support but more must be raised to cover the $120,000 necessary to purchase and equip a new ambulance.

For more information or to make donations, please contact Katy Wells at 304-771-3101.