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FCERS preparing for 47th annual radio auction

Aaron K. Nelson anelson@civitasmedia.com

July 24, 2014

PRESTONSBURG — Before the grand opening of the Alexander-Goble-Willis Rescue Training Center on August 30, the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad is holding its annual radio auction this Aug. 6-9.


Since the FCERS operates on its own, without a penny of subsidy from city, state, or federal tax dollars, it falls on them to fund their operation as well as run it. Generous donations have helped them build the sprawling new headquarters on Cliff Road, but the largest portion of their annual operating budget—what funds their life-saving work—comes from this auction.


In cooperation with Q95 FM’s listeners and a host of local businesses and organizations that donate items to the auction, Tim Cooley says the radio auction has kept the rescue squad in the black for years. This August will be the 47th radio auction in the squad’s 57 year history.


Those interested in donating items to the radio auction can call the rescue squad at (606) 886-8114.