32 different emergency medical service agencies are receiving over $17,000 in grant money from the Memorial Medical Center Foundation to purchase instructional materials for training and certification. Sara Brown, manager of Memorial Health System, says that a lot of these agencies have requirements that have been hard to meet due to the pandemic.
Melissa Hansen Schmadeke, executive director of the MMC Foundation, knows that this grant program is the right way to help these communities.
Heather Moore, Chief of Education at Springfield Fire Department was absolutely appreciative knowing how much these programs supply to Emergency Medical Technicians.
Dr. Matthew Johnston, EMS Medical Director at Memorial Medical Center Emergency says that the training that goes into this can recognize front-line issues and this education can save lives.
Among the 32 EMS agencies that will share the grant include: Taylorville Fire Department, Rochester Fire District, Rural Med EMS, Medics First Ambulance, and America Ambulance Service.
The full list of EMS Agencies:
EMS agencies who will share in the grant include:
Lifestar Ambulance – Springfield
Logan County Paramedic Association
Sherman Fire Protection District
Springfield Fire Department
America Ambulance Service
Taylorville Fire Department
Lifestar Ambulance – Jacksonville
Beardstown Fire Department
Medics First Ambulance
Jacksonville Fire Department
Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District
New Berlin – Island Grove Fire Department
Rochester Fire Protection District
South Jacksonville Fire Department
Chapin Are Rescue Squad
Waverly Fire Department
Rural Med EMS
Meredosia Volunteer Rescue Squad
Williamsville Fire Protection District
Emden Fire Protection District
New Holland Fire Protection District
Hartsburg Fire Department
Springfield Police Department ERT
Ashland Fire Department
Chandlerville Fire Department
Petersburg Community Fire Department
Murrayville-Woodson Emergency Ambulance Service
Northwestern Area Ambulance and Rescue Service
Alexander Fire Protection District
Arenzville Fire and Rescue