The Jessamine County Fire District received three grants totaling $11,186 to replace equipment that was old, fire chief Mike Rupard said.
“The grants are replacing equipment we wore out training or utilizing in operations,” he said. “That was the purpose for the requests.”
The first grant was from Kentucky American Water for $494 to purchase an automated external defibrillation (AED) training device.
“It’s a computerized AED to where they guys can train on their CPR and it evaluates you while you’re doing it to make sure you’re doing it correctly,” Rupard said.
The fire district uses these devices not only for patients that they care for as first responders, but they also have these tools available to treat a firefighter, if the need arises.