St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union Donates $5K to Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Appeal
April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017 – Ogdensburg – St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union recently made the first installment on a three-year $5,000 donation to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Annual Appeal. The $1,700 check was presented on April 4th. The Credit Union’s donation will be used to improve the Rescue Squad’s aging ambulance fleet.
SLFCU President/CEO Todd Mashaw said, “The Rescue Squad responds to all calls for emergency medical service regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is happy to make this pledge to help the dedicated men and women of the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad continue to do their vital work.”
Since 1961 the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad has been providing Ogdensburg and surrounding communities with the most advanced emergency medical and extrication services available. During 2016, we responded to 2,547 calls ·with an average out of service time of just under 2 1/2 minutes.
About the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad is made up of over 45 volunteers, 8 employees including a full time Chief of Emergency Services. OVRS is one of the premier training facilities for students enrolled in EMT and Paramedic training courses from St. Lawrence and Jefferson County. The OVRS response territory covers approximately 325 square miles with an annual call volume over 2,500 calls.
About St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union
St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in; and businesses and other legal entities located in St. Lawrence County. St. Lawrence Federal is wholly owned by its more than 9,500 members. St. Lawrence Federal offers full-service branches in Ogdensburg and Canton.