Grant provides emergency equipment
Rosemount police and fire personnel will have new tools to use thanks to a grant from CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant. The city of Rosemount received $1,500 for specialized combat application tourniquets and rescue vest for the police and fire departments.
Police chief Eric Werner said through the grant every officer on the department will be able to carry a tourniquet on their person. The tourniquets are a military-approved device that can be used to stop serious bleeding.
“This will equip officers to offer a better level of care immediately.… Hopefully we can save some lives,” said Werner.
Earlier this year HealthEast provided training on the devices. While the devices can be used for any life-threatening bleeding, Werner said specifically the devices can help in the case of bullet wounds.Through its grant program, CenterPoint Energy provides cities needed safety equipment, training and financial support for safety-related project.“At CenterPoint Energy our number one priority is safety. We are proud to support and enhance the well-being of the communities in which we live and work,” said Jean Krause, community relations director for CenterPoint.CenterPoint Energy has given more than $1 million dollars in donation through its Community Partnership Grant Program.