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Princeton Rescue Squad Breaks Ground On Educational Facility

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PRINCETON -

The Princeton Rescue Squad is looking forward to expanding its headquarters. 
This week the emergency ambulance service broke ground on a state of the art education facility. 

"We are really excited here at the squad I think this is the future of EMS In Mercer County and I think it's the future of Princeton rescue" CEO Stacey Hicks said.

The facility is set to replace their current training center with more than 10,000 square feet of space. 
Equipped with stadium style seating, and classrooms, It will be used to not only train first responders but educate the community on life saving skills as well

"We are also going to have a testing site for contractors and nurses that have to be tested periodically and right now they have to go to Charleston or Roanoke so they will be able to do it right here in Princeton."

In addition to the training center, the squad plans to also build a 10,000 square foot emergency shelter. 
It would be used in the event of a disaster or emergency such as flooding or massive power outages. 
The squad is just halfway through the fund raising stages but Hicks said he keeping his faith alive in hopes that the community will continue to help  reach their goal. 

"This community has always gets behind worthy causes and we are confident that the community will get behind it and push us over our goal of 3 million dollars," Hicks said.

Donations are currently being accepted and can be sent to their headquarters at  701 Stafford Drive Princeton West Virginia 24740.

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