Madison…Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) joins Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) in honoring the Burlington Rescue Squad as its 73-year watch concluded at the end of 2019. The Racine County legislators authored Assembly Joint Resolution 128 in recognition of the outstanding service of the all-volunteer squad. The full Assembly will vote on the resolution during its floor session on Tuesday, February 11.
“It’s a bittersweet moment to see this model of selflessness come to an end,” said Speaker Vos. “I’m glad the Legislature will celebrate this special group of amazing volunteers.”
The joint resolution recounts the history of the squad that dates back to 1945. It honors the squad’s many volunteers for providing “unwavering and courageous service to the people of Burlington in distress no matter the time of day or weather conditions and always operated under the motto `service above self’. The resolution also thanks the members for their sacrifices and unmatched generosity.
“The members of the Burlington Rescue Squad deserve this state recognition,” said Speaker Vos. “I know we are all proud and thankful for their selfless service to the community. The squad truly represents the best of Wisconsin.”