At the August Lake Anna Business Partnership Business After Hours many attendees were surprised to learn the fire and rescue station that they were donating to wasn’t the primary responder to their home, when Scott Davis, Deputy Chief of Lake Anna Rescue Squad, Inc. made a presentation about the need for a new rescue boat.

  Davis told those gathered that Lake Anna Rescue Squad, Inc is the organization that responds when a citizen calls 911 on the Waste Heat Treatment Facility (hot side) or the lower end of the lake.

  “We are who the 911 system will point to when a call is received on the hot side and much of down lake. Many people don’t know that.”

   The squad currently uses an aging, undersized, 24-year-old rescue boat that Davis says desperately needs updating. 

   Troy Dillard, President of Lake Anna Rescue, Inc. told Life & Times, “We have raised $8,000 so far with a goal of $150,000 to purchase the new rescue boat. Fully outfitting it will take a bit more, but you have to start somewhere.”

   At the August LAB Business After Hours, LABP President Jody Korman made a $5k pledge toward the new rescue boat and challenged members of the Lake Anna business community to join her.

    Lake Anna Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer squad headquartered on Bumpass Road, about a mile from the lake. The group raises all its own funds and was founded by concerned citizens in December 1998.

   To make a donation, send checks made out to Lake Anna Rescue, Inc. to PO Box 101 Bumpass, VA 23024.