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Township Buys New Defibrillators With FEMA Money

Paramedics serving rural areas of Grand Traverse and Wexford counties just received new equipment with FEMA's help. Blair Township EMS was awarded a $64-thousand dollar grant to buy new Monitor-Defibrillators. The township will be buy three new machines to replace the older technology they have now. FEMA will pay for 80% of the cost, while the township will cover 20%. Paramedics are ecstatic and say the upgraded equipment is vital to saving lives, especially in rural areas. The new machines are also able to detect Carbon Monoxide poisoning, making Blair Township one of the only places in northern Michigan with that technology