County Emergency Rescue (PCER) is
an all-volunteer service made up of dedicated, community-minded
individuals who have donated their time and effort to serve as
trained first responders to emergency situations. Each of the
four rescue squads in the county (North Fork, Upper Tract, South
Fork and Franklin) has its own well-equipped ambulance, drivers
and trained EMTs. PCER also maintains a tactical squad, trained
for cave and rock-climbing rescues. In 2011 PCER
traveled a total of 74,685 miles on 979 trips accumulating 3,188
hours of service on calls.
New volunteers are always welcome, and there are regularly scheduled
training sessions leading to EMT
certification and other skill sets that go with emergency response
and rescue services.
To volunteer contact the following squad captains: Franklin -
Paul Mallow (304) 358-7013; North Fork - Marian Hedrick; South
Fork - Diane Smith; Upper Tract - Mike Alt (304) 257-3652.