The grant from the Tennessee Risk Management Trust was for $4,974 and all the funds will go toward the purchase of safety items for county employees. The items that will be purchased include an eye wash system to be installed in the new garage at the Carter County Landfill.
Other items include a specialized creeper for working on large trucks at the Carter County Highway Department garage and traffic cones; respiratory equipment and hazmat suits for the Carter County coroner; a leather welding apron and eye wash system for the school bus garage;, and other devices to improve employee safety.
The grant was presented to Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett Tuesday. Jason Baggett, from the Tennessee Risk Management Trust Loss Control, and Tom Montgomery, Tennessee Risk Management Trust, presented the check. Gary Smith, director of the Carter County Emergency Management Agency and Billy Harrell, operations Officer with the Carter County Emergency Management Agency, were also on hand for the presentation.