It Started July 4 1963 To Help Those In Need And To Do The Right ThingRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 03 2013 1:00 AM
ENTERPRISE: Tonight the Enterprise City Council and Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell presented a proclamation to the Enterprise Rescue Squad for their years of service to the citizens and guests of Enterprise, Coffee and parts of Dale County.
It started on July 4, 1963 with a old hearse. The first patient was transported, live patient was transported. It would probably be a scary thing to wake up and you were riding in a hearse. But that shows the dedication the volunteers had in 1963 when they decided to form what is now known as Enterprise Rescue Squad.
In 1980 specific medical training started for members of Enterprise Rescue Squad. As Chris Davis said to their motto is "help those in need and do the right thing. Members of Enterprise Rescue in 1980 started learning medical care the professional way.
And it was during those years that medical training started evolving around to the professional patient care on the scene prior to transport.
In 1990 the official non profit corporation of Enterprise Rescue Inc. was formed. They have a nice headquarters building in Enterprise just off the main street going through downtown Enterprise.
After receiving the proclamation, members of Enterprise Rescue presented Mayor Boswell, members of the City Council, Enterprise Police Chief T.D. Jones and Enterprise Fire Chief Byron Herring with plaques of appreciation for their past and future support.
You never realize the importance of quality patient care until you need them. No matter if a medical emergency from a sickness or illness, or injuries from a accident, Enterprise Rescue has been there for you since 1963.
It takes a lot to make things work. To make a rescue squad work it takes dedication just to being on call. Then the dedication to continuous training. Then the diligence to making sure all equipment works, works correctly, the medical transport units are serviced, gassed and in operating condition. And then the, "how do I?" When I arrive and the person is trapped in collapsed dirt, how do I rescue? When the person is trapped in a vehicle, how do I get them out? How do I minister to the patient to get them calm? How do I minister to their family to get them calm? How do I perform CPR and work to make this patient who is not breathing, breathe and save their life?
Thanks to the men and women in 1963 who had the vision to form and start Enterprise Rescue. Thanks to the men and women in 2013 who is carrying that vision today, and those in between 2013 and 1963 who have made it a success.
We do not always stop and say...THANK YOU. You saved my life, you kept me calm. We do not always say THANKS for allowing us to interrupt you evening meal with your family, the ball games of your children you missed, the personal gas you spent in responding, the personal vehicle and miles you put on your vehicle responding.
We do not always say THANKS for your taking time to get the proper training in order to save lives.
Congratulations to each and every member, past - present and future of Enterprise Rescue.