U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the Madison County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has received $373,000 in competitive federal grant funding through Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The funding will be used to purchase new equipment to help load patients into ambulances. Senator McConnell, on behalf of Madison County EMS, contacted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in support of the grant application.
In addition to bringing the ambulances into safety compliance, this new patient loading system will help prevent injury to patients and personnel by replacing Madison County EMS’ current manual loading equipment.
“The Madison County Emergency Medical Services do incredible work in providing medical assistance to my constituents in Madison County and surrounding areas, and I was pleased to support their application for this competitive federal grant,” said Senator McConnell. “As Madison County EMS sees an increase in the number of calls they receive, this equipment will allow the employees to perform their critical services effectively and safely.”
“We appreciate Senator McConnell’s assistance in securing this grant,” said Carlos Coyle, Director of the Madison County EMS. “Senator McConnell graciously provided a letter supporting our grant application. This equipment will help us better serve our community and help keep patients and EMS personnel safer.”