ARLINGTON — The members of the Arlington Rescue Squad gathered May 5 to honor Brenda Mattison for her years of service to the Arlington Rescue Squad.
Brenda was not only an advanced emergency medical technician going on calls at all hours of the night, but also a driving force in keeping the squad in order before the squad hired an executive director in 2016.
In celebration of Brenda and in her typical fashion of caring for others, she wanted to make sure her family was also recognized The Mattison family including Brenda, Kevin, Jill Maynard, Amy and BJ Hawley, have more than 90 years of volunteer service with the Arlington Rescue Squad.
The squad honored Brenda and her family for their many years of dedication serving the Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate area and beyond. The Arlington Rescue Squad is a nonprofit organization relying on donations to help defray costs that insurance doesn’t reimburse.
Donations help cover medical supplies and equipment, training and maintenance.
Recently, 10 firefighters were trained as first responders making it possible to help with rescue calls during nighttime hours when the rescue service relies on volunteers.
The service also has an Explorer program introducing high school kids to the world of EMS. Three graduates have gone on to be an emergency medical responder or have become advanced emergency medical technicians.
To make a tax-deductible donation, log on to www.arlingtonrescuesquad.com or write to P.O. Box 66, Arlington, VT 05250.