Upstairs at the fire house Friday evening, Fernanda Kellogg presented a cheque for $35,000 to Asst. Captain Laurie Olsen of the Millbrook Rescue Squad, which has been the beneficiary of the Fitch's Corner Horse Trials for the past 22 years. The funds – proceeds from the Fitch’s Corner Spectator Lunch held the Sunday of the horse trials – are in recognition of the exceptional service the rescue team provides to our community.
The Rescue Squad are the first responders, often with the ambulance, to provide emergency service to the greater Millbrook community. The majority of the Millbrook Rescue Squad is made up of volunteers. The entire firehouse was open for the event so that people could see the engines and other equipment close up. The small boys who got to sit in one of the engines enjoyed the thrill of a lifetime.
Among the attendees was Kieran Lalor, recently re-elected Assemblyman for the 105th District our representative in Albany.
In presenting the cheque Fernanda Kellogg said, “Imagine if you called 911 and nobody came. Instead we have a devoted, trained and well equipped team who respond.”