The Newtown Ambulance Squad has recently been awarded a large grant.
The $112,000 grant was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to the squad to purchase a new ambulance. State Rep. Perry Warren made the announcement Wednesday.
Warren noted that the grant was awarded in part due to the efforts of Gov. Tom Wolf, Newtown Ambulance Squad Chief of Operations Evan Resnikoff, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Phil Calabro and other members of the Board of Supervisors.
The state-of-the-art, four-wheel-drive ambulance will enable the squad, which serves Newtown Township and borough, sections of Holland, and parts of Upper and Lower Makefield, to respond with advanced lifesaving services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“The Newtown Board of Supervisors increased the squad’s funding in 2018. That funding, coupled with this grant, will enable the squad to provide increased emergency medical services to our residents,” said Warren.
According to officials, 89 percent of the nonprofit Newtown Ambulance Squad’s revenue comes from fee-for-services, with the remainder coming from local taxes, donations, and grants.
“We are really appreciative of the commonwealth and Representative Warren for assisting us with this grant,” said Resnikoff.