CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The volunteers who come to your aid when you're hurt or sick, now need some rescuing of their own. A local squad says donations and volunteers are at record low levels. Now, it could start charging for services.
By day, these volunteers are normal citizens.
But now the squad is in trouble. They're facing record low donations and short on volunteers after some of them had to quit in order to take second jobs or work more hours to make ends meet.
Paramedic Eric Edwards says, "If you'd like to provide a service to our agency by volunteering with us, we'lll provide the training and we'll be more flexible on when you're able to pull instead of this very structured timing we've had in the past.
Volunteers will get training on life saving devices and CPR certification.
Ordinarily volunteers work every sixth day, but the squad is so desperate they'll adapt schedules to fit the needs of new recruits.
If you want to sign up or donate money, call 330-2574 or click
to go to their website.