(ATLANTIC) The Cass County Board of Supervisors approved a Cass County Medical Services grant application to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Karen Reason, Grant Coordinator for Cass County EMS, said the grant is in the amount of $4,238 and it will be split between Atlantic Rescue, Massena Rescue, Anita Rescue, Griswold Rescue, Cumberland Rescue, Medivac Ambulance Corporation, Lewis First Responders, Wiota First Responders and the Cass County EMS Association.
“Normally how we do it is divide it equally between all of the departments which would be $500 and then $238 would be allocated to Cass County EMS Association to hold county wide training,” explained Reason. “We have EMS updates twice a year and then we have CQI meetings with our Medical Director Dr. Berry quarterly and then that covers our CEU’s through Iowa Western Community College.”
The purpose of the grant is to promote the development, or enhancement, or implementation, or sustainment of identified Emergency Medical Services System Standards within the days of September 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
In other activity, the Supervisors approved a 30 day suspension of Hansen Valley Oil’s cigarette/tobacco permit. A clerk at Hansen Valley Oil provided tobacco to a minor that counted as an official third violation within a period of three years. In addition to the 30 day suspension, the retailer was assessed a civil penalty of $1,500. The permit will be suspended beginning on September 9th at 12:00 a.m. and ending on October 9th at 12:00 a.m.