Clinton County Legacy Fund grant awarded to Chester Township Fire & EMS


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Legacy Fund Committee members join representatives of Chester Township Fire & EMS plus the Board of Chester Township Trustees to celebrate the purchase of a cot for the Chester Township life squad service. From left in the front kneeling next to a cot are Scott Flynn and Chief Chuck Whipple; and from left in the back are Mike McCarty, Michelle Morrison, Janet Dixon, Michele Whipple, Chester Township Fiscal Officer Karla Collett, Township Trustees Steve Collett and Rusty Rich, along with Joe Hete, and Tony Long.

Legacy Fund Committee members join representatives of Chester Township Fire & EMS plus the Board of Chester Township Trustees to celebrate the purchase of a cot for the Chester Township life squad service. From left in the front kneeling next to a cot are Scott Flynn and Chief Chuck Whipple; and from left in the back are Mike McCarty, Michelle Morrison, Janet Dixon, Michele Whipple, Chester Township Fiscal Officer Karla Collett, Township Trustees Steve Collett and Rusty Rich, along with Joe Hete, and Tony Long.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

A $20,000 Clinton County Legacy Fund grant awarded to Chester Township Fire & EMS (Emergency Medical Services) will go toward the acquisition of a transport cot for the life squad.

The cot is special in that it can be lowered and raised, making it less likely the first responders will injure their backs, said Chester Township Fiscal Officer Karla Collett.

Such a cot also reduces the risk of injury for the patient, she said.

Collett said the Chester Township Fire & EMS wants to thank the Clinton County Legacy Fund Committee for awarding the grant funds to the department.

Chester Township Fire & EMS is one of nine recipients in the first cycle of grants recently awarded by the Legacy Fund Committee. The Legacy Fund consists of money the county obtained from selling county-owned Clinton Memorial Hospital.

Legacy Fund Committee members join representatives of Chester Township Fire & EMS plus the Board of Chester Township Trustees to celebrate the purchase of a cot for the Chester Township life squad service. From left in the front kneeling next to a cot are Scott Flynn and Chief Chuck Whipple; and from left in the back are Mike McCarty, Michelle Morrison, Janet Dixon, Michele Whipple, Chester Township Fiscal Officer Karla Collett, Township Trustees Steve Collett and Rusty Rich, along with Joe Hete, and Tony Long.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/web1_chester_twp.jpgLegacy Fund Committee members join representatives of Chester Township Fire & EMS plus the Board of Chester Township Trustees to celebrate the purchase of a cot for the Chester Township life squad service. From left in the front kneeling next to a cot are Scott Flynn and Chief Chuck Whipple; and from left in the back are Mike McCarty, Michelle Morrison, Janet Dixon, Michele Whipple, Chester Township Fiscal Officer Karla Collett, Township Trustees Steve Collett and Rusty Rich, along with Joe Hete, and Tony Long. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

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