LIBERTY - The Casey County Ambulance Service was awarded a $32,900 grant Thursday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use for the purchase of three new LifePak-12 defibrillators.
"The Casey County Ambulance Service continues to do a fantastic job protecting the health and safety of residents throughout the communities in Casey County," said U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, who announced the grant. "These new defibrillators allow Casey County's first responders to continue providing top-notch emergency care."
The grant is administered by the USDA's Community Facility Grant program. The program provides assistance in development of essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is a public improvement needed for beneficial and orderly development of a rural community and is operated on a nonprofit basis.
"With the responsibility of protecting the public, the Casey County Ambulance Service will be able to put this money to good use," Whitfield added.