LONDONDERRY - Thanks to a recent grant from Thrifty Attic, the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad (LVRS) has recently purchased several key items for its rescue department and two transporting ambulances.
The squad's purchases include a portable suction unit for its heavy-duty rescue truck and temporal thermometers and pulse oximeters for the ambulances. The rescue department will use part of the grant to purchase Hurst Streamline Technology
Hydraulic cutters are like scissors on steroids and will be used for confined space operations such as cutting pedals or steering wheels in cars in order to free and extricate patients more safely.
LVRS has a long history of support from the Thrifty Attic and in recent years has received grants to purchase intraoseous IV equipment, GPS units, intubation equipment, CPR mannequins, pediatric car seats, backboard adapters, digital cameras and other critical equipment.
The Thrifty Attic has been supporting local organizations for more than 40 years. They began their mission in the early 1970s by supporting a southern Vermont mental health organization. As the group became more organized, the local volunteers decided that the money that they were raising locally should stay local.
Informal estimates are that the Thrifty Attic has given approximately one million dollars since they started awarding grants to local organizations.
LVRS serves part of the Outlook's circulation area, including the tri-mountain towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Weston, Windham, Bondville, Winhall and parts of Jamaica.