CARRBORO, N.C. -- Friday, June 11, is South Orange Rescue Squad Day in Carrboro.
“I encourage all Carrboro residents to celebrate the service that SORS has contributed to our community over the last 50 years,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle, who issued the honoring proclamation.
Volunteer Rescue Services in Orange County was first established in 1968 with the creation of the Orange County Rescue Squad; Volunteer Rescue Services expanded with a second service, the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS), which was established in 1971 in Carrboro. The station is located at 202 Roberson St., Carrboro, N.C.
SORS is completely volunteer-run, made up of over 100 volunteers who provide vital public services to the residents of Orange County; in the words of SORS, SORS acts as a “developmental league” to the emergency services profession by providing training, instruction, and service opportunities for individuals interested in medical career development; and the volunteers of SORS have been providing services to Orange County and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since the first week of June 1971.
Learn more about the history and service of the Orange County Rescue Squad through the proclamation posted at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9232/2021-South-Orange-Rescue-Services-50th-Anniversary-Proclamation