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County to seek equipment grant

Sep 13, 2017

By Xiomara Levsen, The JOURNAL


A grant application was approved by the supervisors Tuesday morning for cardiac arrest equipment.

Washington County Ambulance director and board chairman Richard Young asked for the Lucas Assist Device for cardiac arrest to be on the agenda.

“The state sent this email to all emergency services last week,” Young said. “They are going around the state and providing Lucas Assist Devices. It’s a device that you put on your ambulance cot and does CPR for you instead of you having to do it.”

The money for the devices comes from a grant from the Leona and Harry B. Hensley charitable trust, Young added. It is finally Washington County’s turn for the grant.

“We can get five of those and they’re about $15,000 apiece,” Young said.

The grant application would need to be turned in by Sept. 19 to be considered and approved by the supervisors, he added.

“Where will those five devices be located at?” supervisor Jack Seward Jr. asked.

“Wellman and the Washington County Ambulance,” Young replied. “They have to go to transport services. We’ve tried to get them, so some of them could go out to the first responders, but the state won’t allow that yet, so they’ll be put on the Wellman Ambulance and the Washington County Ambulance.”

Supervisor Abe Miller asked if the grant would pay for all of the cardiac devices. Young replied yes, 100 percent of it.

“So you’re talking $75,000 worth of equipment,” Young added.

The supervisors approved the grant application unanimously. Young abstained from the vote.

The supervisors also approved the county’s HIPAA compliance manual and personnel change requests for public health and secondary roads.

The Washington County Recycling Center report was tabled until next week.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Sep 13, 2017 13:38

Leona M. Helmsley, the hotel owner and real estate investor who died at age 87, left her fortune, estimated at more than $4 billion to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Mrs. Helmsley set aside $12 million to a trust for the care of her beloved 8-year-old white Maltese, Trouble. Mrs. Helmsley left trusts of $10 million to benefit her brother and trusts $5 million each to benefit her two grandsons.  To receive money from the trusts, the grandsons are required under the will to visit the grave each year of their father. If they fail to visit the grave during any calendar year, their interest in the separate trust established for them shall be terminated at the end of such calendar year,


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