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Fluvanna Rescue Squad Up for Review

Posted: Updated: July 25, 2013 06:12 PM
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The Fluvanna Rescue Squad is facing a deadline that could shut its operation down. And it all comes down to a state inspection.

The rescue squad has been helping people since the 1970s. Come Monday, we'll learn if they will be able to continue that. 

According to the Fluvanna Review, the squad recently failed an inspection by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services, citing dirty equipment and missing paperwork. 

The review says some ambulances in question were taken out of service so they could be fixed up and have been put back in service, but the paperwork problem remains. 

Monday the rescue squad will be re-inspected to see if the problems noted the first time have all been resolved. 

No one from the rescue squad would respond despite repeated requests from NBC29.

Fluvanna County Administrator Steve Nichols said the county has a backup plan in place should the rescue squad fail its inspection.

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