Oldham County EMS has received a grant from the state board that oversees EMS units.
The $10,714.28 grant was awarded to OC EMS by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services as part of its emergency medical services grant program.
Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele signed off on the grant Tuesday.
The money will be used to purchase a bariatric stretcher. The equipment will be used to transport obese patients. It has a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds.
Statewide EMS units can apply for the grants each year.