NewsCounty looking at using power stretchers for its ambulances SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, Apr. 11th, 2018 Haliburton County Chief of Paramedcics Services Tim Waite reviews his notes at an Emergency Services Committee meeting. Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton/93.5 Moose FM /Vista RadioHaliburton County could be investing in technology to save lives. Chief of Paramedic Services Tim Waite told the county’s Emergency Services Committee this morning that there is a request for proposal out for power stretchers.Waite tells the My Haliburton Now newsroom that on a typical call, a paramedic will have to bend and lift around six times. He says with power stretchers, once the patient is put on the bed, the medic would just have to press a button. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Tim-1.mp3The R.F.P. period closes on May 17th and Waite says he will have a better idea of the cost then. He adds that part of the proposal will include a trial period of the power stretchers and hopes to have a recommendation for county council at its meeting in July.