Grants were awarded to the Alexander Rescue Squad & EMS – $15,615; Bethlehem Community Fire & Rescue – $9,439.21; and Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department – $6,625.98. Grant funds total $31,680.19.
Mark Earle, Alexander County Fire Marshal, said, “These agencies will utilize the grant funds to purchase much-needed rescue equipment. I would like to congratulate them for receiving the grant and for working hard to better serve the citizens of Alexander County.”
Across the state, a total of $1,638,758 in rescue grants were awarded.
The purpose of the Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund is to assist rescue organizations to purchase equipment and make capital expenditures. Rescue providers must meet the eligibility criteria of the NC Association of Rescue/EMS (NCAREMS) and/or NC Office of Emergency Medical Services (NC OEMS).