Family of former EMS director is honored

MEDIA A donation from the family of a former Delaware County EMS medical director has helped equip emergency responders with carbon monoxide detectors.

The county purchased 147 personal monitors for EMS personnel to carry when they respond to emergencies.

Fritz Gallagher, a doctor who served as the county's EMS medical director for more than two decades, died 10 years ago. The County Council honored Gallagher's family at a meeting last week.

"We wanted to do something that would thank them and do something in his name," said Maureen Hennessy, director of Delaware County's department of intercommunity health.

Hennessy said the Francis P. Gallagher Jr. Foundation contributed $1,000, which was combined with $24,000 in state funding to purchase the devices.

- Laura McCrystal