(Waupun) Waupun was recently awarded a state grant to help expand their emergency medical responder services. An additional $22-million-dollar investment was made to the previously announced pandemic response programs Neighborhood Investment Fund and Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Grant.
That money will go towards funding emergency response initiatives. Waupun is receiving nearly $205-thousand-dollars. Those dollars will support their EMR program. Emergency Medical Responders are part of the overall EMS system and are dispatched to provide initial care until the ambulance arrives to assist paramedics.
Department of Administration Secretary-designee Kathy Blumenfeld says each program selected is all about making a significant and lasting impact in their community.
Waupun also received a $4,000 grant from SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Region to help cover equipment costs. The city was able to purchase medical bags, airway management equipment, stethoscopes, rescue blankets, tourniquets, and pulse oximeters.