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Pueblo sheriff delivers equipment to rural fire departments

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Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 12:28:37-05

PUEBLO — The Pueblo County sheriff delivered life-saving equipment to rural fire departments Thursday.

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor, wearing a Santa hat, went to Pueblo's rural fire departments to deliver a LifePak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator to each department. According to the sheriff's office, this device "measures multiple vital signs" including those with COVID-19 symptoms and acts as a defibrillator.

The sheriff's office said Taylor delivered the devices starting at the fire department in Rye and ended at the Rural Fire Department in eastern Pueblo County.

"This will allow for critical patient care monitoring while limiting direct contact. That is crucial for COVID-19 patient care,” Beulah Fire Chief Bryan Ware said in a release.

Through the federal CARES Act, the sheriff's office had the opportunity to purchase the devices and gift them to the rural fire agencies that have been "struggling with staffing shortages and overtime expenses brought on by the pandemic."
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