Added Safety Features

The members of Fairview Fire & Rescue are continuously training and looking for better ways to protect and serve our community. Recently we have added new safety features to better protect our ambulance patients and our personnel.

Several months ago we upgraded the safety straps on the patient stretcher to “criss-cross” style straps. These straps are not only more secure but also add a better comfort factor for our patients.

On September 30th, thanks to a grant from Highmark Insurance and a generous benefactor, we were finally able to achieve one of our goals and have a Stryker Power-Load system installed. This system assists in lifting the stretcher in and out of the ambulance as well as locking the stretcher in place giving added safety to our patients and reducing the potential for injury to our crew members.

The Power-Load system has been a goal and dream of our members for several years. Unfortunately, it has taken some time to realize this dream due to the equipment costing over $30,000.

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