LCRA, City of Lampasas award $4,785 grant to Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office
New automated external defibrillator can provide life-saving help during medical emergencies
Nov. 18, 2020
LAMPASAS COUNTY, Texas – The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office will purchase an automated external defibrillator, thanks to a $4,785 Community Development Partnership Program grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Lampasas.
“The purchase will benefit the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office by having a dependable and reliable AED available for use in an emergency medical situation,” said Sgt. Mark Avila. “The sheriff’s office currently has an outdated AED unit and the funding from LCRA is appreciated.”
The portable AED unit can deliver an electric shock to restore a heart to a normal rhythm. It will be available for medical emergencies that occur at the sheriff’s office, and can be used when providing high-risk medical transports. It also will be available to serve the public. Sheriff’s office employees are trained in using AED units.
“This grant will help us save lives in our community and neighboring counties,” Avila said. The sheriff’s office serves a population of about 21,500 throughout Lampasas County, and provides mutual aid to Burnet, San Saba and Mills counties.
The community grant is one of 27 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of Lampasas is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and is a partner in the grant program.
Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in January. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit lcra.org.