Troy, Mo. - Lincoln County Ambulance District delivered 43 sets of Rescue Gear to outfit the EMTs and paramedics with the proper equipment use to stay safe while attending emergencies.
This project was made possible by the community’s support of Proposition Ambulance last November.
Ray Antonacci, Chief of LCAD, said that the protective gear included, coat, pants, boots and gloves.
“It is mostly used for vehicle extractions during motor vehicle accidents,” Antonacci said. “What it does is protects the paramedics and EMTs from abrasions.”
The money came from an $11 million bond that the voters approved for equipment, new ambulance bases and new vehicles.
“So far this year we put in orders for two new ambulances and a remounted ambulance,” said Antonacci. “We’ve started work on a new security system, door locks for all our new bases including video surveillance.”
The LCAD is also working on getting a new Computer-Aided Design and Global Positioning System equipment purchase.
GPS offers CAD services to develop industry-standard drawings as part of any remediation or construction project. The drawings are created using the latest version of AutoCAD software formats, which develops CAD drawings and provides plotting services.
“We are coordinating our efforts, with our 911 system, Lincoln County Fire Protection District and ourselves,” said Antonacci.
“It is a big project that we are working on, that is a computer-aided dispatch along with GPS located through all the ambulances.”
Also in the works is a new ambulance base in Moscow Mills. It is in the process of purchasing the land.