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Diane Holzmiller Explains

Westfield Rescue Squad

Seeking New Volunteers

The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold a recruiting open house on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m., for anyone interested in volunteering with the squad. The evening will include a tour of the building, ambulances and an overview of what it takes to volunteer with the rescue squad.

One long-time volunteer with the squad and member of the recruiting committee, Diane Holzmiller, explained that the squad welcomes anyone with a few hours a week to spare and a sincere interest in helping others.

There are two primary ways to volunteer said Mrs. Holzmiller: As an emergency medical technician (EMT) or a dispatcher. Interested individuals need not have any prior medical or emergency experience since training for both EMT and dispatcher positions is provided by the rescue squad.

Mrs. Holzmiller encouraged people to give of their time and to "take the plunge" and train to become volunteer emergency medical technicians or dispatchers with the rescue squad. "Volunteering at the squad is an important way you can directly impact the life of your family, friends and neighbors in the community," she said.

The squad, located at 335 Watterson Street in Westfield just off the Westfield traffic circle, is an all-volunteer organization serving the community of Westfield and is actively recruiting new members. To learn about volunteering, please call 233-2501, or attend the open house on February 26.

For all emergency service please call 911.

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