Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trick-or-Treat with Alexander Rescue Squad

The members of Alexander Rescue Squad would like to invite you to bring your ghost's and goblins by our station on Halloween night, Friday, October 31st, from 6-9 pm for Trick-or-Treat, and to check out our trucks and equipment. Our station is located at 197 Emergency Street in Taylorsville behind the police department. Get more information about our event by liking our page on Facebook, and join the event by clicking on the following link: We hope to see you all there.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Alexander County Ranks 3rd for Best Chance of Being in a Fatal Crash in North Carolina

According to an article recently posted by AAA Carolinas, Alexander County was ranked 3rd in a list of counties with the "Best Chance of Being in a Fatal Crash" in North Carolina.
"Graham, Alleghany, Alexander, Bladen and Vance counties top AAA’s list of dangerous counties for traffic fatalities last year. The five counties combined for 40 traffic deaths, despite having only two percent of the state’s total vehicle miles traveled."

Alexander Rescue Squad would like to encourage you to please use caution and stay alert to the traffic around you as you're driving. It's easy to get distracted by a phone, radio, or even a child, and distracted driving is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents nationwide. We also ask that you keep in mind the soon coming presence of school buses on the roadways, and prepare now to start allowing yourselves extra time to get to and from your destination during school times. Remember to NEVER pass a stopped school bus, and always be ready to stop immediately, around bus stop areas, should a child run out in front of your vehicle.

These few simple things could make the difference in a child or other loved one losing their life. Lets change these statistics in the upcoming years, and make Alexander county one of the safest county's to drive through.

 Click here to read the FULL ARTICLE.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Silver Alert Issued For Missing Alexander County Man

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing adult who may be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairments. The missing individual, identified as Billy Leroy Bowman, is an 83-year-old white male, approximately 5′-9″ tall, 170lbs, is bald with blue eyes. Billy Bowman was last seen Monday, April 14th, 2014 at the Highway 16 Superette located on NC Highway 16 south in Taylorsville. He is believed to be driving a tan-colored 1996 Ford Taurus LX 4-door sedan, NC license plate WXR-1778 which has a broken UNC vanity plate on the front of the vehicle. Billy is possibly headed to the Gaston County area to visit his wife at Stanley Total Living. Billy has been described as being confused recently but no official diagnosis of dementia has been made yet.
The vehicle should look similar to this:
Anyone who has seen Billy Leroy Bowman or his vehicle is asked to call the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-2911.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Alexander Rescue Squad Plans Public Annual Meeting March 13th

In a notice to the public and general membership, the Alexander Rescue Squad and E.M.S., Inc. will have the annual meeting of the corporation to be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the corporation’s principal address. Alexander Rescue Squad is located at 197 Emergency Street, Taylorsville, N.C.28681.
All active and life members along with the general public are encouraged to attend.
The principal purpose of the meeting will be to hold the election of Board Members and Officers. For further information please contact the corporate office at 828-632-9410.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Annual Fundraiser to Begin

As a volunteer organization, Alexander Rescue Squad relies heavily on the support of the citizens we serve. Our annual fund raiser is about to get underway, and with the amount of scams and fraudulent activities in the world today we wanted to give you a heads up about the letter you will be receiving.   The attached letter is an official copy of what Alexander County property owners should be seeing in the mail sometime in the next week. We feel that sending our request by mail gives you time to talk it over with other family members and budget your contribution. Any contribution you may wish to send will certainly be appreciated. We are a totally volunteer, non-profit, tax exempt corporation. By making a tax-deductible (if eligible) contribution today, we will be able to continue our efforts to provide the quality service that you have been accustomed to for the past 50 years. Remember, even if you can't afford to help us we will still be there for you.

For more information please visit our website at

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Are You Prepared For Winter Weather???

There is still a lot of uncertainty in the different forecasts and models on the winter storm for the first part of next week. While none of the forecasts are confident on the type of precipitation or amount, they are all pretty much in agreement that we will experience some type of winter weather and that it has the potential to be a significant event.
We encourage you to make preparations now, in the event there is a significant impact to our area next week. Here are a few things you may want to make sure you have on hand, in case you are unable to get out or in the event of an extended power outage.

·        Water (1 gallon per person per day for at least 3 days)

·        Food (at least a 3 day supply of non-perishable food)

·        Medications (enough to last 3-5 days)

·        First aid kit

·        Batteries (for flashlights, portable radios etc.)

·        Weather Radio (battery operated or hand crank)

·        Flashlights or Lanterns

·        Cell phone with charger

·        Manual can opener for food

·        Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts)

·        If you have an alternative heating source (kerosene heater, wood stove, etc.), make sure the units are clean, serviced, and ready to be used should you need them. If you do use an alternative heating source such as a kerosene heater, be sure to have a working, battery operated, Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector and ensure your home is properly ventilated.  DO NOT use cooking equipment such as outdoor grills as a heating source inside your home.

These are just a few simple things you can do before the storm to be better prepared should this winter storm have a substantial affect on our area.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Benefit Breakfast for Alexander Rescue Squad

The First United Methodist Church in Taylorsville, will be having a benefit breakfast on Saturday, February 15th, 2014, from 7-10am. All proceeds will go to support our organization. Please come out and enjoy a great breakfast and fellowship with the local community. A special THANK YOU to the First United Methodist Church of Taylorsville for your generosity to our organization!