MVRS legacy continues

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 12, 2007

WINTON – Parts of the Murfreesboro Volunteer Rescue Squad will continue to serve the public.

On Tuesday afternoon, members of the now closed squad from Murfreesboro completed a donation of equipment to Hertford County. That donation will allow the equipment from the former unit to continue to serve the citizens of Hertford County.

Wanda Vaughan, who was a member of the Murfreesboro Rescue Squad, said conversations began last week about returning a check from Hertford County to purchase an ambulance. The county had agreed to pay more than $13,000 for the vehicle.

“We decided this was the best thing to do for the citizens,” Vaughan said. “Since it’s going to the county and we’re a part of the county, we thought that would be best.”

Vaughan said the Murfreesboro squad donated the vehicle and enough equipment to furnish both that ambulance and one that is on order for the county.

The squad also donated a boat and a generator that was used for the boat.

“We are extremely happy that the Murfreesboro Volunteer Rescue Squad chose to save the citizens of Hertford County $13,498,” said Hertford County Commission Chairman Howard J. Hunter III. “It is a donation we very much needed and we are grateful.”

Hertford County Manager Loria D. Williams was also thankful for the equipment.

“We whole-heartedly and graciously accept their donation,” Williams said. “The equipment is going to be utilized for the citizens of Murfreesboro and Hertford County as a whole.

“We were in dire need of the equipment,” she continued.

Williams said the ambulance and equipment were inspected and nothing had to be done to them other than painting the vehicle “Hertford County red.”

The manager described the vehicle as “beautiful and clean.”

According to Vaughan, the Murfreesboro squad also donated equipment to the Ahoskie Rescue Squad and the Winton Rescue Squad as well as donating a boat to the Murfreesboro Fire Department.