When a mortgage company in Houston closed one of its offices last week, the Austin County EMS became the beneficiary of its office furniture and equipment.
County Judge Tim Lapham, EMS Director Walter Morrow, Pct. 4 Commissioner Chip Reed and two of his employees, Kevin Kosik and Josh Goebel made the trip to Houston and picked up a truck and trailer loaded with desks, file cabinets, chairs and a table.
“Medical equipment and ambulances cost a lot of money and get more expensive every year,” Lapham said. “For your life safety, second-hand is not acceptable. But when it’s a desk, file cabinet or table, our crews are great about repurposing something with life left in it.”
The equipment will go to the EMS office in Bellville.
“Austin County EMS is grateful for the donation of the office furniture,” Morrow said. “The desks are going to be used at the Wendt Street offices as well as replacing some outdated desks some of our stations. I would personally like to thank Judge Lapham, his uncle, Commissioner Reed, Kevin, Josh from Precinct 4 and the crew from ACEMS Station #4 for their assistance.”
Assisting from the Austin County EMS were paramedic Eric St. Germain and EMT Jordan Hoegemeyer.