We chose to use grant funds to purchase a Stryker stair chair for our rescue squad. This chair is beneficial to our service as well as our community. With this chair we are able to safely move patients to a area of safety to provide better care. The chair allows us to access areas our stretcher simply cannot, it could be due to uneven terrain, tight spaces, etc. In the past we had to use sheets or simply pick patients up and try to carry them. As you can probably guess the risk for injury was much greater operating this way. It’s beneficial to our service as it helps prevent injury to the provider as well as lowering the chance of dropping or injuring the patient. We are so excited and thankful to be able to purchase this chair.