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Middlebourne EMS holds Open House for new ambulance

By Staff | Nov 13, 2013

NEW?AMBULANCE-- During their recent open house, several squad members and guests pose for a picture in front of Tyler County EMS Squad #1's new ambulance.  Pictured from left to right are Rhonda Dailey/EMT, George Eidel/Driver, Kim Eidel/EMT, Jamie Dailey/driver, Delegate Roger Romine, Rocki Louden/WV EMS Technical Support Network's program director, Patricia Keller/driver, Peggy George/EMT, drivers Chris Hayes, Nanci Mercer and Sarah Smith, Raphe Bailes/aide, Paramedics Deena Glover and Katy Wells, and Jimmy Tennant/driver.

Middlebourne EMS recently held an Open House to say thank you to those individuals and businesses who made donations for their new ambulance and to invite the community to see and tour it.

Middlebourne EMS Unit #1 typically responds to over 400 requests for medical service and aid each year. It serves Middlebourne and surrounding areas in Tyler County when needed. Unit #1 maintains two crews that are available day and night and can also be seen providing standby medical services at local events on a volunteer basis. “We attend school related activities and are more than happy to provide help if anyone becomes injured,” said Training Officer, Deena Glover, “We do it for the kids.”

Katy Wells, Chief of Operations, stated, “Through the generosity of all our friends and neighbors, as well as, donations from several industries and a Stealey Green (CFOV) grant, it has been possible to replace the old ambulance with a new one.”

Delegate Roger Romine has been helping to raise awareness of the need for a new ambulance in Middlebourne. The Stealey Green (CFOV) grant helped get the funding started. Local residents Brian and Pam Doak, Janice Ferrell, Donnie and Linda Baker, Sadie Weekley as well as an anonymous donation have been received in support of the new ambulance. Industry donations have been received from Noble Energy (Canonsburg, PA) , H.G. Energy (Parkersburg, WV), and Stone Energy (Morgantown, WV).

Unit #1 appreciates all the support and will continue to accept donations for this worthy cause at Tyler County EMS Squad #1, P.O. Box 605, New Martinsville, WV 26155.

For further information concerning donations, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Katy Wells at 304-771-3101.