Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel and the Nassau County Legislature voted to approve funding to numerous community projects in District 7 with Community Revitalization Project (CRP) money. These projects, known as Inter-Municipal Agreements (IMAs), benefit local fire districts and villages working to improve public safety, and public services.
The first project will allow the Hewlett Bay Fire District to purchase Lucas Mechanical CPR Devices. Lucas Mechanical CPR devices are easy-to-use life-saving devices that performs consistent chest-compressions in place of a human provider. They help with people are suffering sudden cardiac arrest or any other situation where chest-compressions are called for. The Fire Department EMTs can use the device in the field and on the move, and free up their hands to provide other help.
The second funded project will allow the Village of East Rockaway to purchase an ambulance for their Fire Department EMTs to use. This will allow better responses to emergencies, and greatly increase public safety.The final project is providing security cameras for the Village of Lawrence. These cameras will be placed in the parking lot of Village Hall, to provide safety for the community.
“I am always very happy to help provide funding for our great local fire departments and EMTs,” Deputy Presiding Officer Howard Kopel said. “These IMAs will greatly benefit the residents of District 7, and increase quality of life to all residents.”