The Dickeyville EMS and Jamestown First Responders received a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association to purchase a rehab tent, heater for the tent, LP tank for the heater and capnography equipment.
The equipment was estimated to cost $9,600 and the grant was for $2,375. The 15x20 foot tent will assist fire fighters on the scene of fires and accidents when they need shelter from the sun or cold. It is fully-enclosed with inflated seating. Potosi’s Mark Bode of New Horizon Supply donated the 100-pound cylinder LP tank for the tent’s heater. The Ray and Germaine Tranel family also donated money, in the memory of former rescue squad volunteer Ray Tranel, that was used to help purchase the new equipment.
“Once other departments find out we have this equipment, we anticipate the tent will be sought for mutual aid if there are extreme conditions,” Dallas Dietzel of the Dickeyville Rescue Squad, said. “We will find more uses for it. The uses are endless and it doesn’t take very long to set up.”
The squads consist of 15 basic EMTs, IV Techs and nurses and nine first responders.