Ill. fire department gets grant for ambulance equipment
The federal funds will fund the purchase of new power cots and lift systems
By Lauren Rohr
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. — Two ambulances will be getting new power cots and lift systems, thanks to a $61,819 grant awarded to the Carpentersville Fire Department.
The new equipment will make it easier to lift a patient on a stretcher into an ambulance, primarily helping to prevent first responders from injuring their backs, Fire Chief John Skillman said.
"It's a big deal for us," he said. "It's all about safety for the guys and gals of the department."
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