Beth Grove, an EMT with Killdeer Ambulance service says the Killdeer Area Ambulance Service was the recent recipient of a grant from the North Dakota Community Foundation in the amount of $5000.
By Pat Ratliff
“There were 149 applicants for grant monies, and out of those applications, 49 were accepted,” Grove said. “We applied for the grant in order to purchase an Interactive Television System (ITV) for our new ambulance facility. An ITV system can be utilized for conference calls, continuing education & training opportunities.
“For example, we currently have one EMT that is attending paramedic training in Jamestown, ND and will now be able to ‘attend’ classes via the ITV.
Grove says the ITV system will be an extremely valuable tool, especially in this rural area.
“Currently there are only two other ITV systems in Dunn County, and it is our intention to make our system available to county and city employees (such as the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Killdeer Police Department) in order to be able to access trainings, meetings and continuing education opportunities within their departments.”
The Killdeer Ambulance Service is very excited to be able to utilize this valuable tool and they would like to extend a very sincere Thank You to the North Dakota Community Foundation for generously granting them these funds.
“It will have a significant impact on the future of EMS in our service area, and will be beneficial for other entities as well,” Grove said. “The system has been ordered and we anticipate it to be delivered by November 21, and it will immediately be put to use.
“This will open up a whole new world of training,” she said. “It’s huge.”
Other area communities receiving grants were Williston Parks and Recreation ($5,000); Hazen North Stars Baseball Club ($2,000); and Stanley Mountrail County Food Pantry ($1,500).