New Paltz Rescue Squad looks back on 40 years of community service

April 04, 2013 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This year the almost-all-volunteer New Paltz Rescue Squad (NPRS) celebrated its 40th year of serving the community. Established in 1973 by a handful of dedicated citizens, the Squad had the use of one small ambulance. While the original homegrown, community-based and family-like atmosphere is as strong today as it was in 1973, the NPRS now has 80 members, three ambulances, two fly vehicles, its first permanent home and facility off North Putt Corners Road and has responded to more than 2,000 calls in 2012. The New Paltz Times interviewed several members, both veterans and newcomers, to find out how the emergency service has grown, and in many ways, according to its membership, how it has stayed the same.
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