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Proposal made for new EMS equipment

Money would come from Neighborhood Investment Program

Thursday at the Lawrence County commissioners meeting, executive director of the Lawrence County EMS Buddy Fry sought funds for new equipment through the Neighborhood Investment Program.

Fry hopes to receive $313,215 for two new ambulances with the Ferno Stat Trac System for $234,000, a Ford F150 for the new state contact agency vehicle at $30,000, the Hover Tech Bariatric Lift System with the stat trac system for $9,000, a bariatric cot with the stat trac system for $13,275, two 35xSTs with the stat trac system for $11,500, two stair chairs as new technology replacements for $5,900, two radios including MARCS for the new ambulances for $9,000 and two new technology Bluetooth microphones for $540.

The commissioners approved the proposal to be taken to the Neighborhood Investment Program’s Committee.

In other action the commissioners:

Approved the agreement to resurface County Road 31;

Approved the 2015 airport leases;

Approved commission president Les Boggs signed the AIP Grant Oversight Risk Assessment as required by the FAA.