Polk Rescue Squad receives $25,000 grant for new equipment

Published 11:50 am Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Goodwin expressed appreciation for the &uot;hard work and dedication&uot; of chief Robbie Price and his staff.

The Polk County Rescue Squad has received $190,791.21 from the Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund in the past 20 years since the program began. The state created the fund in 1989 to help volunteer units raise money for equipment and supplies. The grant funds must be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to an approved amount, by money raised locally.

Since the program&squo;s inception,&bsp; more than $23 million has been allocated to rescue and EMS squads across the state.

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