"It was started as a recruitment tool, to put out to the public a little bit about what we do, who we are, and how we work," said Bucky Buchanan, the squad's deputy chief of EMS. "We are always looking for volunteers, and this is just another way that we thought it would help spread our word."
The video shows squad members in action as they describe their responsibilities and motivations for joining the squad. They talk about the "family" feel of the organization, team-building activities, and the skills and confidence they've gained as members.
Viewers see the squad's marine unit drilling on Round Valley Reservoir; classes in rescue techniques, and community interaction. Scenes are mixed with audio of rescue call dispatches and training exercises. The video was produced by Box 18 Productions.
People can keep up the with squad's activities on its Facebook page, facebook.com/cfars45.
To apply for membership, or interest in becoming a volunteer, please visit the squad's website at clintonems.org.