Firefighters. receives $ 99,000 grant for paramedic training equipment

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By the press team

OCEAN CITY, Maryland – A fire department has received a grant to purchase training materials for paramedics.

The Dispatch reported that the Ocean City Paramedic Foundation donated $ 99,000 to the Ocean City Fire Department to purchase equipment to help paramedics improve their skills.

The Ocean City Fire Department received a grant to purchase training materials for paramedics.

The Ocean City Fire Department received a grant to purchase training materials for paramedics. (Photo / OCPF)

The department said it was spending $ 36,000 of the grant to purchase the Gaumard Scientific (HAL) Advanced Patient Simulator.

“HAL allows us to exercise a number of skills such as monitoring heart rate, inserting intravenous lines, endotracheal tubes, and monitoring routine vital signs such as blood pressure, breath sounds, pulse and end-of-expiration carbon dioxide, ”Deputy Chief Eric Peterson mentioned. “HAL is completely wireless, has a drug recognition system and operates on a very user-friendly interface allowing us to get the most realistic training possible at all times. “

The department is also spending $ 33,000 to purchase three LUCAS III chest compression systems, and the remainder of the grant will be used to fund training courses for EMS providers.

“The Paramedic Foundation donation not only gives us state-of-the-art equipment to train, but it also allows us to attend national training courses to make sure we are best prepared to do our jobs,” said Peterson.

The Ocean City Paramedic Foundation has provided additional funding for paramedics since 1980 and has contributed over $ 800,000.

“Technology being what it is, it’s the last way for them to master their skills,” said OCPF board secretary Nancy Howard. “The prices of things have gone up over the years, but paramedics are always attentive to what they ask. They are not frivolous in their requests.

Howard said the new devices will benefit residents and visitors to the city.

“We have 300,000 visitors during the summer months and if there is a massive accident or something they will need all the help they can get,” she said. “We want to do everything we can to help them. “


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