Sponsored by the Two Rivers Lions Club
The Hospital Equipment Program dates back to the year of 1956. It was reported that the Two Rivers Community Hospital was going to dispose of various pieces of equipment that was no longer needed. Members of the Two Rivers Lions Club became aware of this and questioned the possibility of having this equipment on hand. Their initial thought was to provide people in the community the opportunity to use this equipment for a minimal cost. This equipment could be used during rehabilitation of an injury or because of a medical necessity. When the person was finished using the equipment it could be returned. The initial money paid would be given back to the person. The Lions Club only problem was where to keep this equipment and who would handle this on a daily basis. This is where the Two Rivers Fire Department came into the picture. The Lions club met with the Fire Department to see if a cooperative effort could be put forth to assist this cause. This is where the present day program originated. On average, there are between 100 and 150 pieces of medical equipment being used by the public at any one time.
The Hospital Equipment Program currently remains at the Fire Department. People in need of medical equipment can come to the station located at 2122 Monroe Street. A member of the Fire Department will assist the person with the needed equipment. There is a short form to be filled for tracking purposes. It is asked that the borrower use the equipment for a time period not to exceed 3 months. This time limit insures others can use the equipment. If there is a need to have the equipment longer, there are avenues through Medical Insurance to assist in purchasing the needed equipment.
An example of the equipment along with the price is as follows . Again as stated at the start, the money is returned to the person who picked up the equipment.
If you have any questions in reference to this program or anything else related to the Two Rivers Fire Department, please call (920)793-5521.