WYTHE CO., Va. -

The Lead Mines Rescue Squad in Wythe County is getting ready to answer emergency calls once again.

As part of a reorganization, the squad is accepting applications for paid and volunteer members.

This comes just three months after the Wythe County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to dissolve the squad.

Click here to fill out an application for the Lead Mines Rescue Squad. http://www.wytheco.org./documents/LMRS%20Application%20Nov2013.pdf


Original story from Aug. 14, 2013

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors made a unanimous decision Wednesday morning to dissolve the Lead Mines Rescue Squad.

According to a news release, the unanimous decision was made following “numerous reports of inefficient service, including multiple failures to respond to the emergency requests of citizens.”

The news release states that there were multiple concerns about the squad’s management and business plans. E-911 records also reportedly revealed that the department had failed to respond to a total of 18 calls between the dates of July 1 and August 12, 2013.

The Wythe County Rescue Squad will provide emergency medical services to the area during the transition.

The Wythe County Rescue Squad plans to provide a team of emergency responders entirely dedicated to servicing the Lead Mines area.

Click here for the full news release.