The Western Regional EMS Council, Inc., awarded $51,400 in mini grants to area emergency medical agencies. These emergency services agencies in the counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel will use the items awarded to improve services for the critically ill and injured.
Agencies will use the items to purchase equipment, host a class, and increase communications capabilities.
The Delta County Ambulance District was awarded $9,500 for a mass casualty incident trailer. In addition to awards to seven other agencies, the council distributed six automated external defibrillators to three agencies. These will be distributed thanks to a grant from the Colorado Rural Health Center, and be available for public access in those communities.
"The Western Region EMS Council, Inc. was organized by area ambulance service directors two decades ago to advance the level of emergency care provided to the ill and injured in the six counties of the West Region. This is exactly the sort of benefit to multiple counties, to ambulance services and to health care facilities that fulfills the mission that was envisioned so long ago," said Jerry Gray, secretary of the Western Regional EMS Council, Inc., as well as emergency services director for Hinsdale County.
The money for the awards was granted to the Western Regional EMS Council, Inc., by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a result of excess monies in its annual provider grant process.blog comments powered by Disqus