PE Squad Care: The Bucks Don't Just Stop Here

Published 4:28 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Deer season's in full swing and hunters are eagerly searching for that perfect buck so it is totally fitting that the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad is demonstrating to everyone what even an imperfect buck can do.

Heck, 72 cents a week-not even a buck and hardly that much dough, not too dear at all-will get you and your family enrolled in Squad Care for an entire year.

For thirty-five bucks you and your household family can be assured that any uninsured portion of the rescue squad's medically necessary ambulance transportation to the hospital will be covered.

Including any costs for co-insurance.

And the deductible not covered by insurance.

No out-of-pocket expense worries when it comes to such ambulance service.

A whole year.

For just thirty-five bucks.

Or about $2.91 a month and, yes, only 72 cents a week.

A dime a day.

In fact, sign up now for 2012 and you'll get coverage for the remainder of 2011, too.

My, how far a few bucks go, whether there are hunters trailing them in the woods or not.

Squad Care will help you and your family as it also helps the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad meet the financial challenges necessary to provide the emergency response coverage this community cannot live without.

The rescue squad must purchase another defibrillator for their fifth ambulance and that will cost between $25,000 and $27,000. Nor is that the only rising expense facing the squad.

So think long, think hard, whether you're in the woods buck hunting or not. In the meantime, as hunters put their bucks on ice, put yourself on ICE-put your emergency contact information under ICE-In Case of Emergency-in your cell phones. Doing so will give rescue squad members your emergency contact information if their next call is to save your life and you are unconscious.

Deer season, meanwhile, doesn't last forever, unlike our vulnerability to injury or illness. Thirty-five dollars will amount to trophy bucks for you and your family if you enroll in Squad Care. And there are more points in favor of doing so than points on the antlered head of even the biggest buck in the woods.

(Mailings from the squad about Squad Care have gone out. If you missed yours, you can call the squad at 392-6973, the non-emergency number, mail them a letter at P.O. Box 87, Farmville, VA 23901, or send them an email via the squad's website: