First Responders Get Boost From Local Non-Profit

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska. – First responders in several counties in and around Grand Island are getting a funding boost from a local non-profit hospital.

CHI St. Francis Foundation awarded $56,470 to first-responders in Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Merrick and Greeley counties.

The exact breakdown of first-responders receiving funds is as follows:

– Alda Volunteer Fire Department: K-12 Saw, air compressor ($1,250).

– Aurora Fire Department: Gear for three firefighters ($7,362).

– Central City Ambulance: Pulse Ox monitors ($900).

– Dannebrog Volunteer Fire and Rescue: Full-body CPR training manikin ($3,345).

– Doniphan Volunteer Fire Department: Five new Motorola pagers ($2,115).

– Giltner Rural Fire Department: New headset radios ($2,250).

– Greeley Rescue: Zoll X Series defibrillator monitor ($15,000).

– Hamilton County Ambulance Service: Two AEDs, scoop stretcher, suctioning units ($5,807).

– Hampton Fire Department: Gear for firefighters ($6,258).

– Marquette Volunteer Fire and Rescue: Three SCBAs ($4,950).

– Wood River Fire Department: Ambulance cot and Stat Trac Cot Fastening System ($7,233).


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