The other devices are used to provide hands-free CPR in situations in which firefighters are at risk of disease exposure or CPR has to be momentarily paused. They allow CPR to continue in tight spaces, like going down stairs or around corners.
The devices cost $138,380. The city will obtain this equipment from Stryker through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services purchasing contract.
Middletown Paperboard fencing
Council approved a $31,200 contract with Vickers Demolition to construct perimeter fencing around the former Middletown Paperboard site in the area of North Verity Parkway and Girard Avenue.
Susan Cohen, city administrative services director, said Vickers was one of two bidders for the project to secure the site where significant fire and demolition occurred Jan. 1 that was believed to have been caused by a homeless man who was living there with others.
Last month, Joshua Lamb, 36, pleaded guilty to a charge of arson, a fourth-degree felony. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 20 in Butler County Common Pleas Court.
The property, which transferred to the city in January following tax foreclosure proceedings, encompasses 62 legal parcels. Cohen said recently the Middletown Division of Fire reported there were homeless people living on the property.
She said staff is concerned about safety at the site and the theft of scrap materials that have some value to offset site expenses. Cohen said the city is hoping to market the property for future development.