To the Editor:
If you had stopped by Altamont Rescue Squad on the night of Friday, Feb. 8, you may have thought that there was a party going on, but really it was just ARS doing what it does best — being prepared to take on anything!
With two full crews on duty until midnight, the station was full of EMTs, volunteers, and one of the town’s paramedics. The paramedic, Richard Reuther, thought it would be a great idea to build morale and encourage the volunteers to staff an additional crew of first responders, if we held a fun themed “Snow Party” in response to winter storm Nemo.
President Lillian Quinn and Director Tyler Reinemann shopped for the occasion to make sure that Altamont’s responders were well fed! Reinemann and Member Jill White grilled hot dogs and burgers outside in the snow while the two crews ate chips, hummus, homemade cookies, and many other delicious things. In total, there were 14 members in attendance.
Turning a busy night into an evening filled with good food, laughter, and fun games like EMS Monopoly, is one of the many ways that the members of the Altamont Rescue Squad stays close. This fun-packed evening was not only an example of the rescue squad members being ready to take on anything that nature might throw at them, but how much of a family it is in EMS.
The Altamont Rescue Squad is constantly seeking volunteers so, if you are interested, please call 861-6715 for more information.
Maureen Ramirez, secretary
Altamont Rescue Squad