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Salem Rescue Squad; 2024 Officers and Fundraising Campaign

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March 14, 2024 | NEW YORK EDWARD DONOGHUE, Correspondent

SALEM, NY - (March 14, 2024) - The Salem Rescue Squad announced the election of its 2024 officers and director. The officers include President, Vincent Smith; Vice President, Jim Conety; Secretary, Eva Woodell; Treasurer, Dennis Campbell; Captain, Vicky Campbell; and Assistant Captain, Tim Phillips. Dean Hanks was elected as a member of the Board of Directors joining existing Board members Steve Snyder and Edward A. Donoghue.

March is the start of the Salem Rescue Squad annual fundraising campaign. The Salem Rescue Squad is not a government agency and as a volunteer organization, depends on the financial and in-kind donations to complete its mission of providing prompt, efficient and often life-saving pre-hospital emergency medical care to the residents of Salem, Hebron, Jackson, East Greenwich and Rupert. In 2023, thanks to the generous community contributions, we responded to 568 calls. This was a significant increase over past years where we averaged around 400 calls. We envision the number of calls may actually increase in future years, due to the ageing population in our community and once the Salem Hudson Headwaters facility is operational. We are counting on continued community support for our life-saving services.

As is the case with most volunteer organizations, Salem Rescue Squad is facing difficult times with membership numbers that challenges us in meeting our mission. Our current members come from a variety of occupations. Some have day jobs some are retired. We are urgently seeking new members and are asking that you please consider joining our team. Members can help in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

- Ambulance Drivers

- Attendants

If you can provide some time and the willingness to help, the Salem Rescue Squad will provide the training and uniforms.

We would also like to remind readers to make sure that your 9-1-1 street address is clearly visible from the road so that we can locate you quickly during an emergency.  Keep an up to date list of your medical history, medications and dosages, and any allergies for yourself and family members. 

For more than 50 years, the Salem Rescue Squad has provided emergency medical services to citizens and visitors in Salem, Hebron, Jackson, East Greenwich and Rupert. The Squad relies primarily on dedicated volunteers to serve as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), drivers and assistants in answering calls. Salem Rescue Squad is in search of new members who can be a part of its team and contribute to its critical mission of providing emergency medical care to the community. Flexible schedules are easily accommodated due to our 24/7 schedule. For more information about Salem Rescue Squad call 518.854.7199 or email

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