Andrew Virnig, son of Lorilee and Michael Virnig of Excelsior, is a member of Saint Michael's College Fire & Rescue Squad. Virnig, a senior psychology major, serves in the fire unit. He graduated from Minnetonka High School before coming to Saint Michael's.
The Fire and Rescue Squad is an independent volunteer organization of Saint Michael's students. In addition to their academic and extracurricular responsibilities, they've taken on the challenging responsibility of serving the public by providing fire protection and emergency medical treatment, not only on campus but also throughout a broad area of Vermont's most populous county. With the dedication and support of Saint Michael's students, alumni, and staff volunteers, their service has continued 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, since 1969.
Saint Michael's Rescue responds to more than 2400 calls annually involving respiratory and cardiac emergencies, motor vehicle accidents and more. As nationally and Vermont-certified Emergency Medical Technicians, students provide the same responsible and professional care that you would expect from any ambulance service anywhere in the country. Saint Michael's Rescue is the service of choice for many in Vermont's Chittenden County.