The Fayetteville Village Board released more than $20,000 to purchase new equipment at the last village board meeting Monday, June 23. The money will go towards buying two new electronic stretchers for the Fayetteville Fire Department that automatically lift victims into the ambulances. Board members said this would help facilitate rescue procedures at the scene of accidents and also help decrease the risk of back injuries for emergency medical technicians.
Money was also released to purchase 20 new pagers for the fire department.
Trustee Michael Small gave an update regarding a comprehensive plan for the village of Fayetteville. The plan is a broad compilation of policies and guidelines that will be adhered to in order to improve the convenience of transportation as well as the overall image of the village. The plan can be viewed on the village web site at fayettevilleny.gov.
Mayor Mark Olson read a letter from Onondaga County that initiates a hazard mitigation plan in which village officials will be appointed to a committee with the task of executing a project to help reduce the risk of natural hazards. The program is in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The board will next meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday July 21 at the Fayetteville Village Hall.