DPVA has received a refurbished automated power stretcher made possible by funds raised through DPVA's Family Fun Festival last summer. The powered stretcher enhances EMS provider's safety by reducing back strains due to lifting or lowering patients. It will also provide greater safety to the patients they are moving. DPVA now has a powered stretcher on both first-out ambulances. We appreciate the community support that has enabled us to upgrade to a higher quality stretcher that will benefit both our providers and the patients they are serving.