Rural first responders get helping hand from Mercy Medical

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Six rural emergency care providers are getting extra funds for gear and education, thanks to a first time grant from Mercy Medical.

According to a press release, the grant is assist first responders in rural communities with the resources, tools, and training to facilitate better pre-hospital medical care.

The six agencies picked for the grant are:

  • Blairstown Volunteer Ambulance – $2,000 to support the purchase of a Power Traxx Stair Chair
  • Belle Plaine Area Ambulance – $2,000 to support the purchase of a used ambulance
  • Center Point Regional Ambulance Service – $2,000 to support the purchase of trauma simulation equipment
  • North Benton Ambulance Service – $2,000 to support the purchase of bleeding control kits for Vinton-Shellsburg Schools
  • Monticello Police Department – AED for patrol car
  • Urbana Police Department – AED for patrol car

The Director of Community Benefit for Mercy Medical, Melissa Cullum, said in a statement, “Mercy is proud to offer this grant to further strengthen rural emergency care,” she continued, “By building and fostering relationships with area first responders who faithfully serve outside urban cities, we can help ensure the best response in emergency situations.”

 

Ashley Neighbor

Ashley Neighbor

Reporter, Cedar Rapids
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