Area rural fire departments get defibrillators

Thursday, November 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Several small town fire departments across northeastern Oklahoma got a life saving donation Thursday.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Indian Nations Council distributed defibrillators to several emergency service providers. Thursday's recipients include the Pawhuska, Hominy, Fairfax, and Rock Fire Departments, along with the volunteer fire departments in Liberty, Depew and Silver City.

Theresa Hope, EMS Administrator, "Rural areas don't have as many resources. Response times are delayed because of the greater distance they have to travel. So what we'd like to do is get these things in the hands of the people who get there fastest."

The defibrillators were made possible by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.