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Emergency Management donates radio equipment to Rural Medical
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Linda Pittz (L) receives radio equipment donated to Rural Medical from John Reichling (R), director of emergency management in Lafayette County.

The Lafayette County Emergency Management department recently donated $2,800 worth of radio equipment to Rural Medical Ambulance Service.

Shortly after Linda Pittz took up the position of Rural Medical’s director in January, she requested a meeting with Lafayette County sheriff Scott Pedley and Emergency Management director and Lafayette County chief deputy John Reichling to bring to their attention the fact that Rural Medical was short on radios. Pittz as director also did not have a pager.

During the meeting Pittz asked Pedley and Reichling if they could look into funding for the equipment.

According to Reichling they were able to find grant monies from an emergency management performance grant that completely covered the purchase of the radio equipment, which arrived about two week ago.

The equipment purchased included four portable radios and a pager. The radios will be used for checking to make sure there are enough responders for calls and the pager will be used by Pittz to alert her to calls.