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Wythe County Disbands Lead Mines Rescue Squad

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The Wythe County Board of Supervisors made the unanimous decision today to dissolve the Lead Mines Rescue Squad.

The decision comes after a number of reports of inefficient service, including failure to respond to emergency requests.

E-911 records reveal that the department failed to respond to a total of 18 calls between the dates of July 1 and Aug. 12, 2013.

The Board of Supervisors also announced today that the Wythe County Rescue Squad will be providing a team of emergency responders entirely dedicated to servicing the Lead Mines area.