Yogash Kumar donated $2,000.00 to the Gallup Fire Department to purchase smoke alarms. As part of our Community Risk Reduction Programs the Gallup Fire Department offers smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms to homes in our community free of charge including installation. These funds will be used to purchase smoke alarms and smoke/carbon monoxide alarms to continue this program in our community. If approved the Gallup Fire Department will move forward with purchasing of the alarms.
The Gallup Fire Department was awarded $2,965.00 from the New Mexico EMS Bureau Trauma Fund to purchase pediatric restraining systems for our rescue units. Our rescues have a built in car seats but they are designed for specific age and weight ranges and are not designed for a Firefighter / EMT to provide patient care in. These new pediatric restraint systems are designed to be quickly installed on our gurneys and will allow us to safely transport pediatric patients of multiple sizes and ages while also allowing our Firefighter / EMT's to provide medical care to the child. The Gallup Fire Department worked with several vendors on a trial basis to find the pediatric restraint systems that would work best for us and our community. If approved these pediatric restraining devices will be purchased by the Fire Department and this grant award will reimburse our department.
The 206 EMS Fund will cover the initial purchase of the restraining devices and the grant will refund up to $2,965.00. The difference between the quote and the grant will be covered by current approved 206 EMS Funds.
The Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) funding received quotes for a vehicle when the application was put in over a year ago. With inflation and the strike, vehicle prices have increased. I'm requesting a budget adjustment of $2,000 to cover the additional cost of the vehicle of $987 and the rest for the vinyl for the vehicle. Funds will be taken from the contractual services.