For the City Times
Members of the Wood County Sheriff’s Rescue Squad recently presented their appreciation toward local contributors who donated premier amounts at the squad’s 2015 golf outing fund raiser.
The Sheriff’s Rescue Squad is a completely volunteer group attached to the Wood County Sheriff’s department; on-call 24hours a day, every day of the year. Their prime focuses are providing vehicle extrication for car crashes, search and rescue activities in both rural and urban areas, conduct water-based rescue efforts and other activities needed from the Sheriff’s department.
The Wood County Rescue Squad say they appreciate everyone in the community, especially their premier sponsors Corvettes of the North, 8th Street Auto, Affordable Contracting, Black Derby Photography, Kim Kosik, Johnny’s Bar, Moser Electric, Nieman’s Service, Rapids Quality Landscaping, United Ambulance and Wheeler’s Motors.
The Rescue Squad also plays an active part in the local “Project Lifesaver” campaign in which persons with illness or disability who are likely to wander away from their caregiver have a tracking device placed on their person. These clients rely on the squad’s expertise and training to find and bring them back to safety.
Since the Rescue Squad is completely volunteer and only lightly funded by the Sheriff’s Department, they conduct a number of fundraisers during each year. These fund raisers provide the squad with needed equipment such as protective gear, updated equipment for their response vehicles and current life saving tools many know as the “jaws of life.” With each year bringing new, stronger cars and trucks, the Rescue Squad needs the right tools for extrication.