OHOP funds Cribbing Materials

Most members of Open Hearts, Open Purses had not considered the intricate dangers an accident scene can pose to first responders. Heavy vehicles, steep embankments, muddy or icy conditions can all affect an accident scene. Extricating passengers in these conditions is a critical challenge made safer by the purchase of cribbing equipment made possible by the members of Open Hearts, Open Purses, who voted to award $10,000 for the purchase of such equipment with their pooled grant funds in 2012. 

A member of Open Hearts, Open Purses noted, "Keeping our rescue personnel safe ultimately keeps all of us safe. They go to great lengths to protect us, and this is a way to support them in their important work."

Cribbing purchased by the grant fully outfitted one rescue vehicle with a versatile set of cribbing equipment.