Newport squad displays van
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emergency vehicle was displayed to the public at the fire hall Saturday and
which cost $18,000 and was purchased from the Horton Ambulance Co., Columbus,
arrived last week. For a few days, the
squad member familiarized themselves with the equipment in the van and took no
calls—but they will be answered for any emergency.
The Newport squad will
operate in cooperation with the Newport Volunteer Fire Dept. and take its calls
over the fire department telephones.
is housed in the fire department building—and donations toward its purchase
will be accepted by the fire department.
All funds for operation of the fire department are raised locally
because the village is not incorporated and has no tax levies.
members[are] ready to answer any emergency although there is a need for more
equipment in the van, it was said.
emergency squad are Jack Boley, captain, and Ed Pryor, volunteer fire
department chief. Certified squad
members who have completed the necessary training directed by James Vuksic are
John Turner, Bill Greene, Steve McMahan, Bob Kelly, Ed Pryor, Wayne Greathouse,
Tom Barker, John Beck, Darryl Smith, June Kelly, Pam Greathouse, Pat Lamp,
Jennie Smith, Eve Pape, Carolyn Casto, Cathy Rinard, Alice Vannoy, Mary Lou
Reynolds, Jack Boley and Shirley Beaver.