San Joaquin County to get $500,000 in disaster equipment funds
Lodi Memorial and other hospitals in San Joaquin County will soon receive special evacuation chairs that can get disabled people up or down stairs during a disaster. The chairs are part of a $419,213 federal grant to the county. American Medical Response and other agencies have these chairs already. (Courtesy photo)
Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 10:00 pm
San Joaquin County will soon acquire nearly $500,000 in federal
funds to save people during fires, floods and other diasters.
Lodi Memorial and five other hospitals throughout the county
will receive a total of 26 special "evacuation stair chairs" so
that disabled people can escape during a national emergency, said
Dan Burch, the county's emergency medical services
Monday, March 10, 2008 10:00 pm.