HCEAA Considers ATV Purchase for Rescue Situations

Last month, an ATV accident highlighted the fact that Hardy County is not equipped to respond to off-road emergency medical rescue situations. 

“We had to wait for someone to bring their personal vehicle,” Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Director Derek Alt said. “That took 20 minutes. Then one person had to walk along side holding the stretcher while another person rode on the ATV holding the stretcher. It just wasn’t set up for a stretcher.”

Alt presented information regarding a line of ATVs designed for Emergency Medical Services to the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board of Directors at their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The ARGO Aurora Responder Series is built specifically for EMS. It has a built-in stretcher and amphibious capabilities. The quoted price was just under $30,000.

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• The next meeting of the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The location will be announced. The public is invited to attend.