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Salem Rescue Squad 2023 Officers and Fundraising Campaign

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March 28, 2023 | NEW YORK EDWARD DONOGHUE, Correspondent
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SALEM, NY - (March 27, 2023) - The Salem Rescue Squad announced the election of its 2023 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. Edward A. Donoghue was elected as a member of the Board of Directors joining existing Board members Steve Snyder and Jim Chambers.

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.  We are now also providing “community paramedicine” to individuals at home with health issues to help avoid Emergency Room visits.  In 2022, thanks to the generous contributions from the community and its dedicated volunteers, we were able to respond to 453 calls and 51 home visits. Community support last year allowed the Salem Rescue Squad to replace its 14 year old four-wheel drive ambulance (SALEM 4451) to better serve its patients. This year we are faced with an unforeseen expenditure updating our hospital communication equipment.  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. For more information about Salem Rescue Squad call 518.854.7199 or email

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