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Madison Rockingham Rescue Squad needs new station

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MADISON, N.C. -- The Madison Rockingham Rescue Squad has grown to six vehicles. But Chief Rusty Gray says their base of operation has been around since the 1950s.

"It has served its time. We have out grown it. The American Legion has out grown it. It is really time for us to move forward," he said.

Moving forward means building a new $1.5 million to $2 million base.

The new base would have basic items the old center doesn't have like heated and cooled living quarters and restrooms. Plus the new building will have room to house allĀ of their emergency vehicles and trailers.

Also, the new location off of U.S. 220 will give rescue teams quicker access to western Rockingham County.

But the volunteer squad has to raise the majority of the needed construction funds. For more information about the Madison Rockingham Rescue Squad fundraiser, visit