Caraway Ambulance Service receives defilbrillator from grant
The Caraway Ambulance Service received a new Defibtech defibrillator C100 made possible by a grant from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. The Caraway Fire Department received one last year.
Craighead County Judge Dale Haas presented the new defibrillator to Barry Riley, Caraway Fire Chief, and Roger Adcock, Caraway Ambulance Director.
"All firemen and ambulance members are trained to use the defibrillator," Riley said. "First Responder and CPR classes also cover its use."
"We plan to put this on rescue truck #2," Adcock said. "We are very thankful to receive the gift, as its use can often can make the difference between life and death."
"Any time we can see a possibility of getting new equipment to help out local fire departments and ambulance services, we do it," Haas said. "These volunteers work very hard, with limited funds, and need all the help they can get."
"We are continually trying to find funding to add to our equipment and training," Riley said. "Fourteen volunteers recently received fire academy training on emergency vehicle driving.
"We are trying to find a way to purchase a new computer for multi-usage for the fire department, ambulance service and rescue. Any time we hear of a new grant or program that can help us we apply."