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$50K grant helps N.Y. EMS with patient lifting

Guilderland Emergency Medical Services will have improved crew, patient safety with a power stretcher, power load system


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By Kayla Demicco
The Daily Gazette

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. — Guilderland Emergency Medical Services received a $50,000 grant secured by Assemblymember Phil Steck recently, a grant that will help fund the purchase of an EMS power stretcher and a power load system for an ambulance.

Steck secured a grant for the EMS power stretcher and power load system through a 2023 New York State Assembly Priority Project Grant. The equipment is expected to enhance the safety and well-being of Guilderland EMS crew members and patients.

He announced the grant for the people working at Guilderland EMS, along with the residents they serve and commended them for their dedication to their field. He also emphasized his commitment to prioritizing investments in equipment and technologies aimed at assisting local EMS providers in saving lives and maintaining community health.

Director of Emergency Medical Services Jay Tyler said the inclusion of a power stretcher and power load system, earmarked for an extra ambulance, is set to enhance patient care while placing a premium on the safety and well-being of both patients and committed crew members.

“This grant is a pivotal advancement for our EMS team and for the extended community we serve,” Tyler said in a press release.

Guilderland Town Supervisor Peter Barber said in the release, “I greatly appreciate Assemblymember Steck’s multi-faceted advocacy on behalf of our EMS staff and community. This latest investment is essential for the safe delivery of this award-winning advanced life support ambulance service.”

“As your Assemblymember, I have always been committed to ensuring that our first responders have what they need to serve our community,” Steck in the release.

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