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Rugby EMS donates to Wolford

By Staff | Sep 27, 2013

Submitted Photo Jim Wolf, fire chief for the Wolford fire protection district poses with some equipment which was donated by the Rugby EMS, operated by the Heart of America Medical Center.

The Rugby Emergency Medical Service, a service of the Heart of America Medical Center has donated emergency care equipment and supplies to the Wolford Fire Protection District Quick Response Unit.

Wolford has the only licensed quick response unit in Pierce County that serves the northeast section of the county. They are dispatched to medical emergencies by the Pierce County 911 center along with the Rugby Emergency Medical Service. The volunteer group is trained to the Emergency Medical Responder level and provides immediate care and stabilization prior to the arrival of the ambulance & paramedics.

The items donated included a new spine board with straps, a new set of vacuum splints and immobilization mattress, and a new response backpack containing oxygen and emergency care supplies. The cost of the equipment was funded by the North Dakota Department of Health EMS Funding area grant received by the Rugby EMS in July. The contribution and collaboration of the volunteers in Wolford were an essential element identified in the needs section of the grant application.

The equipment was received by Jim Wolf, Fire Chief for the Wolford Fire Protection District.

— Submitted by HAMC

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