Ambulance supported in Calumet

CALUMET — U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow recently announced that Mercy EMS in Calumet will receive $182,133 in federal funding to improve operations and safety.

“Mercy EMS in Calumet, Michigan will be purchasing seven new cardiac monitors that will replace those that are 20-30 years old,” said Patrick Boberg, CEO and paramedic, Mercy EMS, in the announcement. “This will be a huge boost for community members that rely on their services and it wouldn’t be able to happen without this grant.”

This funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

“It is critical that first responders have up-to-date equipment to continue doing their jobs safely and effectively,” said Peters, who is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “These grants will ensure that first responders at Mercy EMS in Calumet have the resources necessary to protect everyone in their community.”

More information about these grants can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters

“Our first responders put their lives on the line to protect our families and communities,” Stabenow said. “These new resources will help keep the public safe and give our first responders the equipment they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively.”


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