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Leon County EMS receives over $190K from CARES Act

Posted at 5:57 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 17:57:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl.a (WTXL) — Leon County Emergency Services is getting help from the federal government to continue to keep you safe.

Leon County commissioners have just approved more than $191,000 to be given to EMS.

The money comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is supposed to give a hand to people during the pandemic.

The funds will go buy PPE to keep first responders safe.

It will also help patients. A portion of the funds will help offset portions of the balance people may owe to emergency services due to the coronavirus.

"This will help us assure we have all the equipment and all the resources that we need to respond," said Leon County EMS Chief Chad Abrams. "We were already responding to calls with people that are experiencing symptoms of COVID so this just helps shore that up."

Abrams asks that if you do call 911 and you believe you have COVID-19, let dispatchers know so they can prepare accordingly.