WHEREAS, trauma is the leading cause of death between the ages of 1 – 44. Overall, injury is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States, but life years lost are greater from injury than from three other causes of death: heart disease, cancer and stroke; and,
WHEREAS, the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services has been approved by the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to receive $10,743.82 of grant monies; and,
WHEREAS, the purchase of trauma equipment will enhance the delivery of trauma services by Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services; and,
WHEREAS, the funds have been allocated through the 2018 Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission Grant; and,
WHEREAS, the equipment will be utilized to respond to trauma emergencies to Columbus and the surrounding counties; and,
WHEREAS, this grant proposal requires purchase of equipment with state reimbursement of funds with no matching funds required.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES: