CORNISH RESCUE SQUAD – 2015
We would like to thank you for your support in our fundraising efforts and at your annual Town Meeting. Through your generosity, we were able to:
- replace our auto extrication equipment
- update other equipment such as our suction machine and 02 regulators
- keep medical supplies updated and in stock for personnel and the rescue truck
- pay for operating costs
- register, inspect, insure and maintain our rescue truck
In 2015, our call volume increased by 20% as members of the squad responded to 232 calls.
We are currently 22 members strong and continue to serve the two communities with first responder response prior to the arrival of the ambulance. Along with our medical calls, we provide mutual aid response and support to the Plainfield, Cornish and Meriden Fire Departments. We also provide mutual aid response for other area agencies and coverage for the 3 days of the Cornish Fair.
During the early fall of 2015, CRS sponsored an Emergency Services Open House which was held at the Cornish Engine One station on Town House Road. Members of the Cornish Fire Department, Police Department and DHART were on hand to explain their services and meet community members. Hand-outs were available for children and adults alike regarding safety in the home, etc… We enjoyed a beautiful day along with food and members of the community.
All members are Nationally Registered at various certification levels and are NH licensed. We are required to recertify every two years and have members at the First Responder, EMT-B, EMT-I and Paramedic Levels.
If you are interested in joining, or if you have questions, please feel free to contact either myself (603)675-2002, or Gary Chilton, Vice President, at (603)448-7688.
If you would like to take a First Responder or EMT class, please contact Jim McCarragher at (603)469-3505 for more information.
Please buckle your seat belts, change your smoke detector batteries at Daylight Savings times, and be safe! If you, or someone you know needs a smoke detector, please contact your local fire department.
DIAL 911 IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY BE IT MEDICAL, FIRE, OR POLICE RELATED.
Dale H. Lawrence, President