Elgin Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have plenty to smile about, so too, the community of Elgin.
They received notification that they are the recipient of a Nebraska Ambulance and Equipment (NAE) grant through the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, for the amount of $200,000.
The grant is to be used towards the purchase a new ambulance and equipment which is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $350,000.
To help reach the goal, EMTs will be sending out a fundraising letter in the coming weeks.
Donations can be mailed to: Elgin Rescue Service, P.O. Box 240, Elgin, NE 68636; or can be dropped off at City Hall.
According to Ambulance Captain Dean Schrage, the new ambulance will replace the ambulance purchased in 2002. That ambulance will now become the back-up ambulance.