Left to right: Greg Hanson, Jaime Packett, NMS Assistant Principal Dawn Conley-Taylor, Robert Hundley, Captain Jeff Plumb, NMS Principal Patrick Simmons, President Valerie Barton, Jeanne Widenmer, Debbie Evans, Rebekah Haynie, Julian Watson, Garfield Parker   Left to right: Greg Hanson, Jaime Packett, NMS Assistant Principal Dawn Conley-Taylor, Robert Hundley, Captain Jeff Plumb, NMS Principal Patrick Simmons, President Valerie Barton, Jeanne Widenmer, Debbie Evans, Rebekah Haynie, Julian Watson, Garfield Parker

Left to right: Greg Hanson, Jaime Packett, NMS Assistant Principal Dawn Conley-Taylor, Robert Hundley, Captain Jeff Plumb, NMS Principal Patrick Simmons, President Valerie Barton, Jeanne Widenmer, Debbie Evans, Rebekah Haynie, Julian Watson, Garfield Parker

On April 12, the Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad (MCVRS) unveiled their donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED), cabinet, and signage to the Northumberland Middle School. “Mid-County takes our responsibility to the community seriously, and having AEDs positioned strategically throughout the county can be the difference between life and death in a cardiac event,” explained Captain Jeff Plumb. President Valerie Barton added, “I’m very happy we are able to partner with our community in this way. Placing an AED in a facility that is one of the major gathering spots of our run area serves our neighbors well.”

NMS Principal Patrick Simmons, speaking on behalf of the Northumberland Middle School, said, “Thanks to Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad members for the donation of an AED to our school.  We appreciate this donation and how it will help us respond should a medical emergency happen on our campus. Thank you for partnering with NMS to help keep our students and staff safe.”

MCVRS, the youngest of the three Northumberland County volunteer rescue squads, has responded to your emergent needs since 1988. In addition to 911 response, they provide stand-by service to NHS’s athletic events, the Heathsville Farmers’ Market and similar events; they also provide CPR/AED and First Aid courses to the community.

Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad has an unmanned station at 7990 Northumberland Hwy. in Heathsville and accepts tax-deductible donations at PO Box 355, Heathsville 22473 or via PayPal at paypal.me/midcounty. Find them on Facebook by searching for midcountyvrs.heathsville. They are accepting applications for membership.