LONDONDERRY - The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad (LVRS) and the squad's Technical Rescue recently received two grants from Londonderry's Thrifty Attic.

LVRS has purchased two Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines for both of their ambulances. The use for these machines is to help reduce the need for intubation in patients out in the field. They will be used by the Paramedics. LVRS has also purchased new cutters for the extrication equipment for the Technical Rescue Department.

The Thrifty Attic has been supporting local organizations for more than 40 years and LVRS has a long history of support from the Thrifty Attic. In recent years LVRS has received grants to purchase rescue and life-saving equipment, extrication equipment, GPS units, CPR mannequins, pediatric car seats, backboard adapters, digital cameras and other critical equipment.

LVRS serves the tri-mountain towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Weston, Windham, Bondville, Winhall and parts of Jamaica.