Since 1971, the South Orange Rescue Squad has provided specialized emergency and medical services to Orange County and beyond. The rescue squad marks 50 years of service this week.
From CPR classes to emergency hurricane response, the all-volunteer medical professionals of the South Orange County Rescue Squad have provided a wide variety of services since its inception 50 years ago.
In that time, emergency medicine has changed a lot. The rescue squad was around before Orange County even had a 911 service and it was one of the first paramedic classes taught in North Carolina.
“We have really seen a number of changes, and it’s been great to be a part of those changes,” said Chief Matthew Mauzy, who has run the squad since 2004 and been a member since 1996. “We look forward to being a part of those changes moving forward.”