The South Orange Rescue Squad is inviting the public to help celebrate 50 years of emergency medical and rescue service to communities and neighborhoods throughout Orange County. Everyone’s welcome to this family-friendly and dog-friendly event where they may explore emergency vehicles and equipment, including ambulances, boats and trucks – super fun for kids and adults, alike. Squad members will show how they use their gear and be on hand to answer questions about what first responders do. There will be CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) demonstrations and free blood pressure checks.
The squad actually began service in 1971 but the COVID pandemic delayed plans for this milestone anniversary. The event will also serve as a reunion for former members, many now scattered across the country.