Westfield Rescue Squad
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
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.