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Dougherty EMS gives beds to Sumter first responders

April 16, 2007

Albany -- Dougherty County Emergency Medical Services is lending a hand to tornado-stricken Sumter County EMS.

Dougherty EMS Director Bobby Tripp said some Sumter County paramedics and emergency first responders have had to sleep on cots since the tornado, because of the damage.

 So Tripp had Dougherty County gather up surplus beds and sent them to Sumter County. Tripp said "we have two or three of our people, they actually work for Americus. We are pretty close and we just try to help each other out when we need help."

Tripp said all the beds being donated were surplus and had been replaced with newer beds, but he thinks they will be better than what the Sumter First Responders were having to use.

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