EASTHAM – The Eastham and Brewster Fire Departments were awarded grant recently to purchase new emergency medical equipment.
The Cape Cod Foundation’s EMS Fund awarded $2,425 to the departments.
Both departments plan to purchase advanced airway equipment, known as the QuickTrach needle, which allows for safe access for ventilation in the presence of acute respiratory distress with upper airway obstruction.
Along with the equipment, the departments plan to purchase the new Commonwealth of Massachusetts treatment protocols.
The protocols are color-coded based on training level to provide accurate care and treatment for patients.
The fund was established after the closer of the MediCenter Five, Inc. facility in Harwich to support emergency projects or equipment for emergency medical service which are not funded through town budgets.