Rescue Vehicle Purchased With Recovery Act Funds Through USDA Rural Development Helps Rescue an Oklahoma Logger
A few weeks ago, USDA Rural Development helped the Antlers, Oklahoma EMS purchase a brand new six-wheeled ATV with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This was an important investment considering that the EMS team did not own one already. This new machine was purchased to help EMS workers reach patients in harder-to-reach places and the forests and mountains.
Only a day after the ATV was purchased, it was called out to duty and helped rescue a man from a logging accident. It was used to transport him from the accident site to an ambulance. The patient suffered from a broken leg. Luckily, the team had the ATV because it would have been difficult to get an ambulance to this logging site.
Hopefully, this new ATV can be used to save lives all around the area, but as excited as the EMS team is to own this new equipment, let us pray that they do not have to use it frequently.
Submitted by Student Reporter Derek Lehman, (Antlers, Oklahoma 4-H club)
Student Reporter Derek Lehman
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