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MVRS reduces response time dramatically

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors heard reports from the following departments, offices, and organizations during its meeting on July 27. 

Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad

Ron Lambert, president of the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad board of directors, reported to the board that the squad had been responding to an average of three calls per day in 2010, putting it on track to have handled a total of over 1,100 calls by year’s end.

With the new building completed and crew members spending their on-duty time there, response time has dropped to an average of 4.2 minutes, with arrival at the scene down to an average of 10.6 minutes, said Lambert. In addition, in 38 percent of calls, the crew is arriving at the scene in less than five minutes.

"In years past, it took almost 19 minutes," Lambert said. "We thank the volunteers for responding so quickly."

For more information, visit the squad’s website at

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