The emergency members at Ronda Volunteer Fire Department will now be able to provide more advanced care for those in their district and traveling through the area after a new contract has been signed with Wilkes County.
On Oct. 16, the Wilkes County commissioners approved a contract with the Ronda Volunteer Fire Department, making it the county’s newest medium rescue provider.
Ronda Chief Bruce Byrd said, “I am extremely proud of this organization for accomplishing this goal established just two years ago. I would like to thank the Ronda Fire and Rescue members for their hundreds of hours of training, our board of directors for their support during the acquisition of the necessary resources, and the citizens of Ronda for always supporting our efforts to improve our services for them.
“Our team will be a valuable asset supplementing the responsibilities and efforts of our counties primary rescue provider, the Wilkes Rescue Squad. We look forward to functioning as a unified team to improve outcomes for our citizens in distress,” Byrd said.