Rescue Squad gets tires
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 11:32 am
Bridgestone Tire, Warren County plant, donated two sets of tires for emergency vehicles operated by the Cannon County Rescue Squad. From left, are Melissa Talley, Capt. Michael Underhill, Chris Brushaber, Chuck Holt, Todd Davenport of Davenport Tire and Automotive, Eric Campbell, Bridgestone's Mitch Burke, and Tim Bell, unit director.
County Rescue Squad was pleased to receive tires valued at $2,400 for two of its emergency response vehicles.
The tires were donated by Bridgestone Tires and will replace worn tires on the squad's 2008 Ford F250 4x4 and its 1986 Ford Bronco 4x4.
"We are very grateful to Mitch Burke, plant manager, at Bridgestone Tire Warren County plant for the donation of the tires," said Tim Bell, unit director.
"Both Mitch Burke and Kevin George were very helpful in assisting us in applying for the tire donation. Kevin is an employee at Bridgestone and a county commissioner. We are also very thankful that Davenport's donated their time to mount and balance the tires," Bell said.
Formed in 1978, the Rescue Squad has been the only organization providing rescue services to all of Cannon County for more than 34 years. The squad responds to an average of 100 calls per year and is equipped to handle vehicle rescue and extrication, medical stand-bys, search and rescue, mountain rescue and provide EMS assistance.
The squad has four emergency response vehicles, a mobile command trailer and a Polaris Ranger 6x6.
The squad is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year and has a membership base of 20 or more members.
For membership opportunities contact Capt. Michael Underhill at 615-904-5002 or by email at MUnderhill@CannonCountyRescue.com.
For donation and gift-giving opportunities contact Tim Bell, Unit Director at 615-849-2730 or by email at TBell@CannonCountyRescue.com.
The CCRS website is www.CannonCountyRescue.com