The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad is sending out their last Fund Drive letter for the year. The Rescue Squad has raised approximately 70 percent of their operational budget so far and hopes this holiday mailer will provide the remaining funds necessary to properly support the squad's operations.
Westfield residents and businesses have been very generous over the year helping to finance a new ambulance, new digital radios, repairs to the squad building and parking lot, and emergency equipment and supplies. Due to the charitable actions of the townspeople of Westfield, the Rescue Squad is able to stay completely volunteer without need of tax dollars.
The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad will continue to provide emergency medical support 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Those who would like to donate, please visit the website www.westfieldrescuesquad.org or send a donation to 335 Watterson Street.
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The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad would like to give special thanks to the organizations and donors that helped raised the money needed for the mandatory switch to new digital radios. These organizations and donors include:
The Westfield Service League
The Westfield Foundation
The Overlook Foundation
Ms. Wendy Nitche
The William C Eiff and Vivian M. Eiff Foundation
The Westfield Area Y Men's Club
Two River Community Bank
The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce
The Rescue Squad is grateful and blessed to have such caring and generous donors. With the noted donors' help, the Rescue Squad was able to purchase the new digital radios required by the new FCC regulations. Fortunately, the actual expense of the digital radios was a bit less than the initial budgeted cost. Additional funds will be used to maintain the radios as well as purchase extra receivers or scanners necessary for the squad building. The new radios are currently in use and the Rescue Squad is pleased with the improved communications it provides.