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Tamaqua Rescue Squad drive underway

Published August 28. 2018 01:10PM

The Tamaqua Rescue Squad’s annual membership drive is currently underway. Fund drive brochures were recently mailed to local residents.

The rescue squad operates separately from the Tamaqua Fire Department and Tamaqua Community Ambulance Association, organizations which receive specific funding from Tamaqua Borough.

Squad secretary and Director Robert J. “Bucky” Derr explains the drive is needed as “Rising operational costs are making it more difficult to meet our needs. Therefore, we are reaching out to our community for assistance.”

The rescue squad responds to approximately 120 calls per year and does not bill anyone for its services. New volunteers are always welcome. Interested parties may stop by the station any Thursday evening to discover the capabilities of the squad and its members.

Donations, made out to Tamaqua Rescue Squad, may be mailed to 19 Pine St., Tamaqua PA 18252.

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