Pownal Rescue Squad

Pownal Rescue Squad Pownal Rescue Squad has been serving the community since 1960 and was the first rescue squad that was established in the state of Vermont.
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03/11/2020
Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee

Northern Berkshire Emergency Planning Committee

Regional Coronavirus COVID-19 Update:

The Northern Berkshire Regional Emergency Planning Committee (NBREPC) wishes to advise our partners that a very informative meeting was held this morning. The focus of the meeting was to share concerns, plans, expectations, and the active measures we are taking to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus on our citizens.

Although we know we will experience additional cases and are prepared, the actions we have already taken will have a positive impact throughout our region. Our local schools have been completely cleaned and disinfected, our 9-1-1 dispatchers have been provided with a modified call query in an attempt to isolate potential coronavirus cases and we continue to monitor the Board of Health, Department of Health and CDC recommendations.

We assure you that communication has been open and existing relationships with local, state and federal partners have been enhanced to meet our growing needs and concerns. The NBREPC has activated their management team, who communicates directly with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Our leaders are listening. This is apparent by Governor Baker’s enactment of a State of Emergency this afternoon.

We understand that this is overwhelming to many. Please do not allow panic and fear to prevail. As a reminder, there are a lot of proactive things we can do as a community to limit risks.

These include:
1.Remain Calm
2.Wash your hands
3.Disinfect commonly touched services
4.Limit unnecessary exposure to large crowds
5.Contact your physician if you have flu-like symptoms
6.If you need to call 9-1-1, provide as much information about your symptoms as possible and understand that dispatchers may ask you additional questions
7.Know that while on-scene response may look different, our first responders are trained to act appropriately, efficiently and in your best interests. Please be patient.

Thank you for your continued support,

Respectfully,
Amalio Jusino
NBREPC
Co-Chairman

Bennington Rescue Squad
03/09/2020

Bennington Rescue Squad

We understand there is some anxiety with the news of a COVID-19 case diagnosis in the area. This disease is a respiratory infection. It is transmitted much like other respiratory infections. Precautions to take year round include:
🏥Wash your hands.
🏥Don't touch your face with your hands.
🏥Clean frequently touched surfaces.
🏥Stay home from school, work, or public places if you are sick.
🏥Call your primary care, urgent care, etc. before you go if you have fever and respiratory symptoms.
🏥Routine use of a surgical mask is not helpful unless you have symptoms to prevent spreading illness

Be sure to follow reliable and updated sources for more info such as Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Department of Health, Centers For Disease Control CDC, Vermont Emergency Management

Photos taken by our crew on this beautiful day! Hope everyone gets to enjoy the weather!
02/23/2020

Photos taken by our crew on this beautiful day! Hope everyone gets to enjoy the weather!

02/10/2020

Pownal Rescue is looking to hire some more help!

We are looking for Nationally Registered EMRs, EMTs, & AEMTs.

Weekday, night, and weekend shifts available. Shifts are 6a-6p & 6p-6a.

🚑Per Diem & Part time positions available
🚑Flexible schedule
🚑Volunteer positions available
🚑Advanced Life support Ambulance's
🚑9-1-1 & Interfacility Transfer's
🚑Great working environment
🚑New & Well maintained ambulance and equipment
🚑Training opportunities

Apply Today!

Busy morning for us! Big thanks to North Adams Ambulance Service, Inc for their assistance this morning!
02/09/2020

Busy morning for us! Big thanks to North Adams Ambulance Service, Inc for their assistance this morning!

Bennington Rescue Squad
02/06/2020

Bennington Rescue Squad

Kicking off the first day of Advanced EMT class by practicing the basics! This class includes EMTs from Bennington Rescue, Arlington Rescue Squad, Pownal Rescue Squad, and Massachusetts taking the next step in their career development.

AEMT students practiced their EMT skills today including splinting, bleeding control, CPR, trauma assessment, airway & ventilation. AEMT candidates are evaluated on all these skills and more for their national certification exam. Tomorrow we dive into medication administration and IVs. Stay tuned for updates! #nremt #aemt #emseducation

If you are able to donate please stop down to the Pownal Fire Department
01/19/2020

If you are able to donate please stop down to the Pownal Fire Department

If people have donations they would like to give to the Bushee family that lost everything from yesterday’s fire the Pownal firefighters will be at the south station today at 1pm and tomorrow night at 7pm. We can take all collected and make sure it is brought to the family.
Thank you
Pownal Fire department.

01/01/2020
Bennington County Sheriff's Department

We hope everyone has a happy and safe New Years!

If you need a ride tonight, be sure to give Bennington County Sheriff's Department for a ride! #dontdrinkanddrive #staysafe #happynewyear

SAFE RIDES FOR TONIGHT! Share this post........

The Bennington County Sheriff's Department is once again offering Safe Rides home.

Call 802-681-7054

The Sheriff's Department has 4 van ready to drive people home from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

Pownal Rescue Squad's cover photo
12/26/2019

Pownal Rescue Squad's cover photo

12/25/2019

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you have a happy and safe holiday with your family and friends!

Thank you to all the crews today that are working away from your families to make sure that our communities are safe!

Frigid temperatures are coming! Be ready to check on your neighbors and animals. Don't stay out for long periods of time...
12/18/2019

Frigid temperatures are coming! Be ready to check on your neighbors and animals. Don't stay out for long periods of time!

Stay safe!

Here's an idea of where the wind chill temperatures will be early Thursday morning....a shot of pretty big cold coming in behind tomorrow's arctic frontal passage.

Are you a certified EMT or AEMT?! Stop by or give us a call to fill out an application!
11/29/2019

Are you a certified EMT or AEMT?! Stop by or give us a call to fill out an application!

A few visitors on our early morning call!
11/29/2019

A few visitors on our early morning call!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year we are thankful for the continued support of our community! For those of you that...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

This year we are thankful for the continued support of our community!

For those of you that are working today and serving your communities, thank you!

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served and those who are currently serving! Thank you for your service! 🇺🇸
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served and those who are currently serving! Thank you for your service! 🇺🇸

EVOS day 2! Today’s staff participated in the cone course! Thanks again to the staff at Bennington Rescue Squad for this...
11/10/2019

EVOS day 2! Today’s staff participated in the cone course!

Thanks again to the staff at Bennington Rescue Squad for this training!

EVOS day 1! This course is designed to focus and teach safe driving in emergency and non emergency situations! Tomorrow ...
11/10/2019

EVOS day 1! This course is designed to focus and teach safe driving in emergency and non emergency situations!

Tomorrow is the driving portion of the course where students will go through a cone course!

Thank you to Bennington Rescue Squad for providing this training for our staff!

Are you ready for snow?! November snuck up on us this year! We are expected to get 2-3inches of snow, starting early Thu...
11/06/2019

Are you ready for snow?!

November snuck up on us this year! We are expected to get 2-3inches of snow, starting early Thursday night! Temperatures will be in the low 20's...bbbrrrr! 🥶

Remember to check on your neighbors, don't leave your pets outside for too long, take breaks if you need to shovel! Stay off the roads if you don't have to go anywhere, and if you do be sure to plan for a longer commute time!

Stay safe!

Updated snowfall forecast for Thursday afternoon into early Friday. Initial rain should change to wet snow towards sunset in most areas. Valley areas likely will see less than 1 inch of wet snow but the hill towns and higher terrain should higher amounts. #nywx #vtwx #ctwx #mawx

10/21/2019
Sending out a huge thank you to ER Nurses for their contribution to our patients! This week we are celebrating #ENWeek a...
10/08/2019

Sending out a huge thank you to ER Nurses for their contribution to our patients! This week we are celebrating #ENWeek and the selfless, amazing service ER Nurses provide daily. #youmakeadifference #emergencynursesweek2019

Pownal Rescue Squad's cover photo
09/17/2019

Pownal Rescue Squad's cover photo

Never forget 9/11
09/11/2019

Never forget 9/11

School is back in session! Be attentive to kids getting on and off the bus in the mornings and afternoons! Stop for the ...
09/03/2019

School is back in session!

Be attentive to kids getting on and off the bus in the mornings and afternoons! Stop for the flashing lights!

From the New Hampshire State Police

Hope everyone stays cool today with the high temperatures! Make sure your drinking lots of water and staying hydrated! D...
07/19/2019

Hope everyone stays cool today with the high temperatures! Make sure your drinking lots of water and staying hydrated! Don’t leave your pets or children outside for too long!

Take a look at the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke!

Stay safe everyone!

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July and long weekend!We would like everyone to keep in mind fire...
07/03/2019

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July and long weekend!

We would like everyone to keep in mind firework safety if you plan on doing your own firework display! Fireworks can be very dangerous and should be left to the professionals, they can injury more then 10,000 people per year!

Along with the fire safety’s would also like to remind everyone to stay hydrated and out of the heat as much as possible this holiday weekend as it is supposed to be very warm out!

Happy 4th everyone, stay safe!

07/01/2019

We would like to take a moment to thank each and everyone of you for your support on Saturday at our Open House and 60th year celebration! We had a great day showing our new ambulance and our building to all of you!

It was great to be able to sit down with members of the community and chat with them in a non-emergency setting!

Thank you to all who donated to the Chinese Auction and to all who won an item! Thank you to all who helped with setting and cleaning up, anyone who made baked goods for the bake sale, etc. We greatly appreciate all your help!

Thank you too,
Pownal View Barn
Price Chopper Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets
Walmart Bennington
Golden Acres
Jodi Morrison
Sharon Nichols
Blue Benn Diner Inc.
Sunny Side Diner
Chili's Grill & Bar
Family Footwear Center
Buck Stop mini-mart
Bennington Potters
Stop & Shop
Puddingstone Pottery
Dwyer's State Line Beer & Wine/Vermont State Liquor Store
Jelley's Auto Sales
Bennington Subaru
Advance Auto Parts
O'Reilly Auto Parts
WCW Carpet Warehouse
Bennington Cinemas
Hoppy Valley 05261
Kenny Mason
Ramuntos Pizza Bennington, VT
Oldcastle Theatre Company
Winchester's Store And Deli
Cozy Corner Restaurant MA
Harwood Homestead LLC
Crystal Gardner
And to anyone else we missed!

Again, Thank you to everyone and we hope you all enjoyed yourselves as well!

COME ON DOWN!The grill is warm and the goodies are going quick!
06/29/2019

COME ON DOWN!
The grill is warm and the goodies are going quick!

06/29/2019

Here is a sneak peak at some of the items for the Chinese auction tomorrow!! We hope to see everyone there!
Don’t forget we will also have Hands on CPR demonstrations, games, a bake sale, etc!

See you all tomorrow!!

Today we were able to help two pups get home safely! Thank you to the bystanders and Mrs.Hartley for your assistance!
06/29/2019

Today we were able to help two pups get home safely! Thank you to the bystanders and Mrs.Hartley for your assistance!

A Huge THANK YOU to POWNAL RESCUE SQUAD for bringing home our dogs

We had a visitor today, all the way from Florida!! Are you interested in a tour of the Pownal Rescue Squad? Stop by and ...
06/20/2019

We had a visitor today, all the way from Florida!!

Are you interested in a tour of the Pownal Rescue Squad? Stop by and see us!

Last night our crews participated in a High Performance CPR training! This is also known as, "Pit Crew CPR". "In communi...
06/19/2019

Last night our crews participated in a High Performance CPR training! This is also known as, "Pit Crew CPR".

"In communities that employ this protocol, survival rates improve by more than 30 percent.According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts the flow of blood. Performing CPR within the first minutes of cardiac arrest dramatically improves a person’s chance of survival. Vermont EMS providers responded to 449 cardiac arrest calls in 2017.

"High performance CPR and the community-based strategies outlined in the Resuscitation Academy are not just academic," said Dan Batsie, Emergency Medical Services director with the Vermont Department of Health. "In the history of emergency medicine, we have seen very few advances that can change outcomes as much as we have with improved cardiac arrest care. The results are staggering."

Academy participants learned about factors that determine cardiac arrest survival, the science of CPR and emergency medical dispatch and dispatcher-directed CPR. In addition, EMS providers will learn to use data to measure and improve performance and can practice the newly learned technique on high-tech CPR manikins. Graduates of the program will be able to take the curriculum back to their local EMS agencies, building the skill sets into their community response.

The training program is sponsored by The Vermont Alliance for Critical Heart Resuscitation (VTACH-R), an ongoing collaboration to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, Vermont State and District III EMS, the Initiative for Rural EMS, The University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department, HeartRescue and the Seattle Resuscitation Academy."

06/16/2019

Happy Father’s Day to all!

Today we were able to help our friends over at North Adams Ambulance Service, Inc as they were very busy! Always happy t...
06/15/2019

Today we were able to help our friends over at North Adams Ambulance Service, Inc as they were very busy!

Always happy to help!

Beautiful day at the races! NY Off Road
06/01/2019

Beautiful day at the races! NY Off Road

Happy memorial day! Please take a few minutes and thank and honor those we have served, are currently serving and will s...
05/27/2019

Happy memorial day! Please take a few minutes and thank and honor those we have served, are currently serving and will serve in the future! We thank you all for your service.

Thank you Williamstown Commons and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center ER for the delicious treats! #EMSweek2019
05/22/2019

Thank you Williamstown Commons and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center ER for the delicious treats! #EMSweek2019

Happy EMS week to all of our providers! Thank you for your continued dedication to our patients! #EMSweek2019
05/21/2019

Happy EMS week to all of our providers! Thank you for your continued dedication to our patients!
#EMSweek2019

Pownal Rescue Squad
05/21/2019

Pownal Rescue Squad

Beautiful day today at the Pownal Elementary School event!
05/21/2019

Beautiful day today at the Pownal Elementary School event!

Beautiful day today at the Pownal Elementary School event!
05/19/2019

Beautiful day today at the Pownal Elementary School event!

05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Enjoy your day 😊

Maple syrup can be more then a sweet additions to your breakfast! We use it as a quick source of sugar for hypoglycemic ...
05/03/2019

Maple syrup can be more then a sweet additions to your breakfast! We use it as a quick source of sugar for hypoglycemic patients.

Hypoglycemia is a condition caused by low blood sugar. Glucose is your bodies main source of energy.

Out at a MVA yesterday afternoon!
05/03/2019

Out at a MVA yesterday afternoon!

Busy morning for us today! Had both trucks out!
04/22/2019

Busy morning for us today! Had both trucks out!

A little spring cleaning on this beautiful day!
04/09/2019

A little spring cleaning on this beautiful day!

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22 Ladd Road
Pownal, VT
05261

Telephone

(802) 823-5200

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A Huge THANK YOU to POWNAL RESCUE SQUAD for bringing home our dogs
Looking forward to this CPR course. Thanks Pownal Rescue Squad for making a difference in our lives.