GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Greene County Rescue Squad has been serving its community for 50 years.

Members of the squad joined together Saturday evening to honor members who are no longer alive, as well as celebrate everyone's hard work over the years.

The squad formed back in 1968, and a few of the founding members joined the crowd to celebrate the occasion.

Several members also were honored for going above and beyond this year.

“It means a lot to us to be able to serve our community in such a selfless way. And so we just wanted to make this really fun, and you know, everybody who sacrificed time and holidays with their family, we really wanted them to be able to come here and have fun and, you know, give back to them who give so much,” said Nicole Carpenter, paramedic.

“I have never been with a more diverse, rambunctious, enthusiastic group of people who are volunteering their time, who show up when you need them, when you're at your worst, it's really humbling to be a part of this group,” said Jennifer Dawson, vice president of board of directors for Greene County Rescue Squad.

The group also held a moment of silence, followed by prayer for members of the squad that have recently passed away.

Though members of the Greene County Rescue Squad are a tight-knit group, members say they're always looking to take on new volunteers. They're urging interested community members to get in touch with them to join the squad.