The three Gale Hose ambulances are now equipped with state-of-the-art Stryker Expandable POWER Pro XT patient gurneys (ambulance patient stretchers) with a load capacity of 870 pounds. Each unit allows the attendant to easily and safely transport the patient to and from the ambulance by using the controls to operate the electric hydraulic loader unit which eliminates manual lifting of the patient and gurney.
Each unit cost $20,000 bringing the total of the Gale Foundation grant to $60,000. Gale Hose grant writers Linda Beacker and Nikki Shadle along with Doug Parsell who did the research on the unit, were instrumental in making this grant happen. In photo flanking one of the units are (l-r) Nikki Shadle EMT, DJ Wolz Asst. Ambulance Chief and Paramedic, Ken Wingo Ambulance Chief and EMT, Mark Smith EMT, along with Henry Lush and Debbie Long – Board members of the Gale Foundation. Photo by Andy Lychalk, Jr.