Bluefield Rescue Squad was founded in 1965 by community business leaders who recognized the need for an emergency medical services organization.

During the early years of its operation, the squad's personnel were all dedicated citizens who volunteered their time and talents to the community.  Some of the volunteers were trained in basic first aid; however, most of the people who volunteered their time did not have any type of formal training in emergency medicine.  As the squad continued to grow, several of the dedicated volunteers attended EMT classes offered at the local vocational schools.  In the early 1980's, two of the squad's EMT's enrolled in advanced training classes and obtained their Paramedic certification.

We currently employ many EMS professionals (Paramedics, EMT-Intermediates,  EMT-Basics, and CPR drivers) and other ancillary personnel.  Our squad is governed by nine dedicated community leaders who volunteer their time as our Board of Directors.

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