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The Coshocton Foundation announces the creation of the Harry C. Wilt Memorial EMS Education Grant. This grant will be administered through the Coshocton Foundation. 

Harry Wilt was instrumental in the establishment of the Coshocton County EMS. Along with other community leaders he helped analyze the need and helped to plan and implement community-based EMS in Coshocton County through the formation of the Coshocton County Emergency Squad Association in the early 1970s. Wilt subsequently served a term as squad chief of the Coshocton squad and also a term as president of the county association.

Wilt was an active volunteer for the majority of his adult life. He was a volunteer firefighter and EMT, and a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. It is in this spirit that his widow, Dortha W. Wilt, has established the endowed grant fund to provide financial assistance (offset training costs) for current and prospective members of Coshocton County EMS (CCEMS) seeking initial or advanced certification.

Grant awards will be administered by a panel of the administration of CCEMS consisting of the director and the assistant chief of operations, and a minimum of three members of the Coshocton Foundation’s Distribution Committee.