Frankfort, KY (October 17, 2019) – The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has awarded the Edmonson County Ambulance Taxing District a $32,000 competitive grant to equip medical first responders with the tools they need to serve the public. Edmonson County was one of only 31 counties awarded funds through the State Homeland Security Grant Program.
The grant will allow the Edmonson County Ambulance Taxing District to acquire necessary medical equipment that will aid them as they respond to emergency situations and perform their duties.
“This grant will give our medical first responders the ability to better serve the public,” State Representative Michael Meredith said. “It is encouraging to know that our brave first responders will have new, state of the art technology at their disposal to better meet the needs of the people of Edmonson County. These men and women have a tough job, and they deserve to have every resource available to them.”
This grant was made possible by the State Homeland Security Grant Program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) provides resources to city and county governments, special taxing districts, and public school districts to purchase first responder equipment, communications equipment, critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity protection.