WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) - Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) has provided $5,300 in funding to the West Point Fire Department to support the department's upgrade to a new cardiac monitoring system, the 2015 Blazing Road Run and the department's 2016 calendar.
"The West Point Fire Department continues to have a great working relationship with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia," said Chief Mitt Smith. "We are excited to have such a committed corporate citizen in the city of West Point."
The new cardiac monitoring system will allow medics to acquire 12 EKGs in the field environment and transmit these findings to local hospitals. This early information can provide faster and more efficient cardiac care to area residents.
The 2015 Blazing Road Run will benefit the Georgia Firefighters' Burn Foundation with a mission to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.
"We appreciate and value our partnership with the West Point Fire Department," said Randy Jackson, KMMG's senior vice president of human resources and administration. "The safety of the residents of this area is of the utmost importance to KMMG and we thank the West Point Fire Department for their many contributions to public safety."