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County tries for $220K cot grant
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Warren County Ambulance Service director Brian Jennings has informed members of the county’s Safety Committee he is working on a $220,000 assistance to firefighters grant. The grant requires a 10 percent match from the county and, if awarded, will be used to purchase equipment that will work in conjunction with the power cots currently used in county ambulances to lift patients.The equipment purchased through the grant will assist in loading the cots into ambulances, reducing the likelihood of employee injury. Once the cots are in the ambulances, the new equipment will provide additional brackets to secure them with stronger holds to ensure no movement even in case of an impact.According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency website, the primary goal of the grant is to meet firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations.