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End of an era: Burlington Rescue Squad to disband at the end of 2019

End of an era: Burlington Rescue Squad to disband at the end of 2019

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(BURLINGTON) – Rising budgets, higher training standard and fewer volunteers are taking a toll on small and rural fire and ambulance services. In Burlington, the city’s historic rescue squad recently announced it would be disbanding at the close of 2019. The squad represents one of the few remaining volunteer emergency services units in Wisconsin.

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Brendan Cullerton took a look back on this bygone era of rural American communities.

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CathyFennema 23 days ago
So proud that my dad, David Large, could contribute so many years to the Burlington Rescue Squad. No matter where we were or what we were doing, if those tones went off he was jumping in the truck and going to the Firehouse or the scene. He would have been one of those coming from work covered in whatever he was working on at his tire business, Large Tire Service. Great memories growing up at the firehouse with the kids of the other members.
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