Rescue Squad Looking for Help

Posted at: 06/26/2013 8:08 AM | Updated at: 06/26/2013 8:49 AM
By: Scott Doane

During 2012, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Volunteer Rescue Squad donated nearly 20,000 hours while performing a record 373 missions. Now they're looking for some help. 

Rick Slatten is a member of the all volunteer squad. He stopped by Good Morning Northland Wednesday to talk about the squad's upcoming fundraising campaign. 

Starting July 1, the squad will be sending out letters to residents in St. Louis County looking for donations. Slatten said the rescue squad cannot operate without the generosity of county residents. 

This year the squad said this year's donations will go toward additional equipment and training. They hope to upgrade GPS's, air boats and vehicle extrication stabilizing struts. Slatten said it costs about $400,000 a year to run the rescue squad. 

St. Louis County residents can start seeing those letters in the mail starting July 1.

Meet the St. Louis County Rescue Squad at the 14th annual Public Safety Expo on August 17 at the Hermantown Public Safety Facility from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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