Landrum Rescue Squad named EMS system of year in S.C.

Published 3:09 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Landrum Rescue Squad attributes this award to the intense dedication of its volunteer members who are highly committed to quality patient care and continued education.

Some of Landrum Rescue Squad&squo;s achievements include: addition of interpretive 12-lead EKG cardiac monitors, end tidal CO2 monitoring for intubated patients, hydraulic powered stretchers and stair chairs and several other items to improve patient care and transport. &bsp;

Assistant Director Grant Cogdell says, &dquo;None of these improvements would have been possible without the strong support of our communities. Being a small service that generates very little revenue from services makes it extremely difficult to purchase necessary equipment to keep up with the standards of care that large services provide, but the continued community support has helped Landrum Rescue Squad to be able to provide these life saving tools.&dquo;

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The rescue squad said the award is a great honor for the Landrum Rescue Squad and the Landrum community. &bsp;

According to director Bruce Cogdell, &dquo;It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with these young men and women who have allowed God to work through them in providing such a valuable service to our community. We are truly a blessed organization that is committed to neighbors serving neighbors.&dquo;

The members of Landrum Rescue Squad say the community&squo;s continued support has allowed them to &dquo;diligently serve our community for the last 40 years and (we) hope to have this great honor for many years to come.&dquo;