LONDONDERRY - In the fall of 1963 the Londonderry Rescue Squad was formed by a group of local citizens. With the opening of Magic Mountain Ski Area, the fourth ski area in the vicinity, the founding directors saw a need to have ambulance service available to the swelling number of visitors.
The first ambulance was a red and white 1953 Cadillac. This ambulance plus others in the following years were houded in different locations.
In 1992, the present headquarters were built on 8.9 acres donated by Rex Doane, also a founding member.
LVRS has responded to over 14,550 calls. Members of the present team exceed 40 members plus 35 additional members in the Technical Rescue Sqrad. Due to volunteerism and community support, LVRS provides quality emergency care for the surrounding communities.
If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please
email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by
filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.