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By Roger Dey
BVD 

Grants improve communications for Lincoln emergency services

 

Last updated 1/26/2022 at 11:15am

Roger Dey

Melody McDonough practices taking blood pressure during the first day of hands-on training for Emergency Medial Technician students. Lead trainer Aaron Birkholz said the training conducted by the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance has eight students, seven of whom are from Lincoln. Birkholz said they try to hold classes every year, alternating between EMT classes and Emergency Medical Responder classes.

Emergency services in Lincoln now have more reliable communications thanks to two Emergency Medical Services grants from the Montana Department of Transportation awarded to the Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance and Lincoln Volunteer Fire Rescue.

The Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance successfully applied for a $45,000 grant in 2020 to replace their aging and dilapidated radios. Faced with the same radio pro...



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