Lyndonville, VT -- 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Lyndon Rescue, which was originally established as CRES (Campus Rescue Emergency Squad) in response to the untimely death of an Lyndon State College student on campus in 1971.
Lyndon Rescue has come a long way from those humble beginnings, transporting patients in the college’s mail van with a handful of responders in 1972, to a 4-ambulance, full-time service covering 560 square miles of northeast Vermont.
“Forty years in any business is commendable,” states Mark Podgwaite, Lyndon’s director of operations. “Forty years in the prehospital emergency medical business is exceptional. It takes a tremendous amount of time and dedication to keep up with this every changing field” he says.
Lyndon Rescue will be holding several events throughout 2012 to celebrate this milestone, including the broadcasting of health-related PSAs, a birthday party, a dinner, as well as several other recognition events.