Brewster and Eastham Fire Departments Receive Shared EMS Grant

The Brewster Fire Department, in partnership with the Eastham Fire Department, was recently awarded a grant for the purchase of new emergency medical equipment.

The grant was awarded from the MCY-BCHEO EMS Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation in the amount of $2,425.00. The fund was established upon the closure of the MediCenter Five, Inc. facility in Harwich, in order to support emergency projects or equipment for emergency medical service which are not funded through town budgets.

The 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. In addition to this equipment, the departments also plan on purchasing copies of the new Commonwealth of Massachusetts treatment protocols, which are color-coded based on training level, to better provide accurate care and treatment for patients.

Captain Lisa Albino and Firefighter Ryan Van Buskirk from the Eastham Fire Department wrote the grant application with assistance from Brewster Captain Don LaBonte.

Both departments wish to thank the Cape Cod Foundation for their continued support of our regional emergency medical services through the MCV-BCEHO EMS Fund.