Brady Ring represents Holyoke EMS and Melissa Memorial Hospital at the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation ceremony Oct. 23 in Lakewood.
$20,000 equipment grant helps provide 14 new AEDs
In an effort to increase lifesaving capabilities and improve public safety across Colorado, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded $209,598 worth of equipment grants to nine first responder organizations at a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the West Metro Fire Rescue Training & Event Center in Lakewood.
The purpose of the event was to recognize the organizations for their service, supply new equipment to help protect their communities and showcase equipment that will help first responders react quicker to cardiac arrest calls.
Phillips County Healthcare Foundation dba Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation received 14 automated external defibrillators valued at $20,263.
The awarded AEDs will be placed around Phillips County to expand the current AED program and will help ensure the public is prepared to provide medical assistance if an individual goes into sudden cardiac arrest. This grant will spread public awareness and increase knowledge about SCA and how to act fast to help those struck by it.
Other grants were awarded to Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District, Elbert Fire Protection District, Aurora Fire Rescue, Coal Creet Canyon Fire Protection District, Crystal Lake Fire Protection District, Greeley Police Department, City of Westminster Fire Department and Red Rocks Community College Foundation.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $663,000 to Colorado first responders since its inception in 2005, and it was special that this set of grant awards was being recognized during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month.
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