The Crossville fire department has received 3 advanced life support cardiac monitors and defibrillators from the Cumberland County EMS. The equipment, valued at some $75,000 was being retired from the county's EMS when they upgraded the equipment and through the efforts of Dr. Mark Fox the units are being passed along to the Crossville Fire Department.
L-R Dr. Mark Fox, Co. EMS Director Chris Miller,
Crossville Fire Chief Mark Turner and Mayor James Mayberry.
According to CHief Mike Turner, the units will be used in first responder program. Two of the units will be put in fire trucks that respond to medical emergencies and one in the car of the assistant fire chief Chris South.
"We hope we never have to use these," said Chief Turner, "but our paramedics will use these in a heart attack or cardiac situation."
Dr. Fox, who serves as medical director for both the County EMS and Crossville Fire Department said that he acted to facilitate the transfer and that EMS director Chris Miller had worked hard to on the transfer. Said Fox, "This is a perfect example of interlocal government cooperation and it's resulted in this lifesaving equipment to remain in the community."