Gwinnett fire and EMS to receive medical supplies, helmets

The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners approved two contracts Nov. 3 to benefit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. The first contract for $488,730 will provide medical supplies through Nov. 3 of next year. The second contract was awarded to low bidder GT Distributors of Georgia, Inc. in the amount of $110,821 for the purchase of protective helmets.

In addition, commissioners voted to accept the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission Grant to be administered by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services in the amount of $102,777. The grant can be used for the reimbursement of any trauma related equipment and will be used to fund the purchase of protective helmets. The grant is 100 percent funded by the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission with no matching requirements.

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