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Squad president says rumors about MVRS refusing call during storm untrue

Rumors spread like wildfire this week over Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad’s alleged refusal to respond to a call during Sunday’s snow storm. But rescue squad president Judy Buis said the rumors are false and are apparently based on a misstatement she made over the radio.

Buis, speaking Tuesday on a conference call that included MVRS board chairman Ron Lambert, said she was at home when a call came in at 1:07 p.m. Sunday that there was a motor vehicle accident on Windsor Road near the Gloucester-Mathews county line.

She called a neighbor who has a four-wheel-drive truck to ask for a ride to the squad building and was preparing to leave when a Gloucester volunteer firefighter came on the radio and said the driver of the vehicle was alert and oriented, was walking around and seemed to be okay.

Squad leaders had earlier decided to enact the squad’s inclement weather policy during the snow storm, which states that during dangerous weather conditions crews won&rsquo...

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