Loveland-Symmes Fire Department awarded two grants

Stryker Powerpro XT Cot Systems will give firefighters and paramedics assistance with the lifting of patients up to 700 pounds

Photo above is a sample of the Stryker Powerpro XT Cot System

Loveland, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded a Safety Intervention Grant (SIG) to the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department (LSFD) for assistance with purchasing two Stryker Powerpro XT Cot Systems.

The Safety Intervention Grant is available to any Ohio state-fund or public employer who wishes to purchase equipment to substantially reduce or eliminate injuries associated with a particular task or operation. The Stryker Powerpro XT Cot Systems will give firefighters and paramedics assistance with the lifting of patients up to 700 pounds from the ground to a rolling transport level.

Lieutenant Kyle Riley, EMS Lieutenant for the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department said, “The awarded grant funds provide our firefighters with a major equipment upgrade that will provide a safer and more effective system. This will help them provide the highest quality service to our customers, while reducing the potential for injury to our personnel.”

The SIG Grant was a matching grant and it was nearly $40,000.00

According to the press release issued by the Department, “The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is continuously seeking methods to improve the emergency medical services that are provided to their residents. The funds received from the SIG will be utilized to purchase essential EMS equipment that will improve the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department’s ability to provide critical care to their customers, while reducing the risk of injury to our members.”

PRIORITY ONE EMS GRANT

The purpose of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Grant Program, administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, is to improve and enhance EMS and trauma patient care in Ohio through the provision of grant funding for equipment, training, and research. There are six types of grants (Priorities 1-6) available. The amount awarded for each priority is determined by the State Board of Emergency, Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services and by the amount of funds available during the award year.

The Priority One Grant was for $3,075.00.

Deputy Chief Michael Books, Chief of EMS for the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department said, “The Priority One Grant is a grant offered by the State of Ohio to assist fire departments with the purchase of equipment, supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) that would not normally be able to be purchased.”

According to the press releases issued by the Department, “The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is continuously seeking methods to improve the emergency medical services that are provided to their residents. The funds received from the SIG will be utilized to purchase essential EMS equipment that will improve the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department’s ability to provide critical care to their customers, while reducing the risk of injury to our members.”


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