LCRA awards $2,800 grant to San Saba First Responders

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The San Saba County First Responder Organization will be able to purchase medical supplies thanks to a $2,800 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). The Community Development Partnership Program grant will allow the organization to purchase medical kits and oxygen delivery systems to provide early medical care and support while patients wait for EMS to arrive. Chris Perry, San Saba County First Responder Organization coordinator, said there is one ambulance on call for all of San Saba County, but help may be more than an hour away if the ambulance has already been called out or has taken a patient to a hospital in another county

. "Early medical care is critical for a patient's survival and recovery," Perry said. "This grant will help us serve our community better. Organizations like this are becoming more important as rural medical care is becoming harder and harder to come by.

" The San Saba County First Responder Organization formed in 2017 and plans to increase its volunteers to cover every community in San Saba County, which has 6,000 residents. Volunteers take training courses and are certified by the state


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