Starke County EMS Trying New Dispatch Program, Researching Grants (2/12)

posted Feb 12, 2018, 8:52 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on February 12, 2018
Author Anita Goodan, WKVI 

The Starke County EMS staff is trying out a new program that acts as a live radio streaming device, according to EMS Director Travis Clary.

“Basically, this turns your smartphone or any other thing into a live radio streaming device,” said Clary. “It’s great for off-duty members, especially with a size like ours with mainly part-time people. They can hear the call live. It’s pretty neat and again it’s just a trial thing. We’re just seeing how it works with our IT Department.”

In addition, Clary said he’s been working with Starke County EMA Director Jean Nier on obtaining grants for some equipment.

“We submitted a large grant for 800 MHz radios last week. We spent many hours looking for further grants for equipment for our service such as cardiac monitors and cots that come at a higher price.”

Clary will update the commissioners on the status of those grants in upcoming meetings.