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The Menard County Rescue Squad is a non-profit organization formed in 1969 that serves the citizens and visitors of Menard County, Illinois. Menard County consists of the towns and villages of Petersburg, Athens, Greenview, Oakford, Rock Creek, Tallula, Sweetwater, Fancy Praire, and Atterberry.  Members of the Menard County Rescue Squad are all volunteers.  These volunteers are dedicated to serving the citizens and visitors of Menard County.  In an effort to provide the most up to date services, training, and equipment available, the squad has heavily relied upon donations and fund-raisers for support.

Rescue Squad Pancake & Sausage Breakfast: A Great Success!

The Menard County Rescue Squad hosted a fundraising breakfast on Saturday December 3rd from 7 am until 11 am at the Rescue Squad building in Petersburg. Santa Claus made a special appearance from 7-10 am!

Gun Raffle Results

The Menard County Rescue Squad 2011 Gun Raffle has concluded - A Remington 1911 R1 .45 ACP pistol (TALO Edition) was won by Dave King of Tallula, and a Remington Express 870 Super Mag 3.5" shotgun was won by Shawn Wilkin of Petersburg. New Salem Firearms (on the west side of the Petersburg square) donated their firearm transfer services, and also sold tickets for our raffle. Congratulations to Dave and Shawn!

For More Information, Contact Chief Ken Brittin
at the email address

P.O. BOX 26

Menard Rescue Squad Group Photo

Currently the squads fleet consists of 5 trucks, 3 boats, and a ATV Gator.  Two of the trucks are equipped with extrication equipment used in motor vehicle accidents and other accidents that involve entrapment. One of those trucks is also equipped with a portable cascade system for filling air bottles. One truck is set up for our dive team and their equipment, one as a mobile command center, and the last one is set up with an electrical generator and extra cribbing. We have two older boats, with the newest one being purchased earlier this year to fit our needs more effectively. The ATV gator is used for hauling air bottles, helping with searches in rural areas, or moving someone closer to an access point for treatment if they are injured.

Rescue Scene

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Rescue Squad District Referendum Passes!

The formation of a local Rescue Squad District was approved by voters in the April 5th, 2011 election for portions of Menard County. Voter approval of the Rescue Squad District formation will allow the Menard County Rescue Squad to continue to improve and provide the rapid emergency responses that have served Menard County residents for so many years.

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