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Newtown-Area Fire & EMS Organizations Receive State Grants

Local organizations are receiving a boost.

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Local fire companies and emergency medical service organizations have received state grants.

State Rep. Perry Warren, a Democrat from Newtown Borough, recently announced the awarding of grants totaling more than $78,000 to support fire and emergency medical services (EMS) in the 31st Legislative District.

The funds are derived from the state’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. They will be earmarked for several critical community services in Bucks County.

The following organizations have been designated to receive this vital funding:

  • Newtown EMS: $15,000
  • Newtown Fire Association: $16,368.42
  • Yardley Makefield Emergency Unit: $15,000
  • Yardley Makefield Fire Company: $16,951.99
  • Upper Makefield Fire Company: $15,000

“This basic funding helps keep the lights on to allow our fire and EMS workers and volunteers to perform their life preserving services,” Warren said.  “In his annual budget address Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed significant new funding for fire and EMS services, and I support the increased funding.”

Shapiro has proposed an increase in funding for the Fire Company and Medical Services Grant Program to $60 million.

The grants awarded are part of the broader initiative under Act 91 of 2020, which authorized the Fire Company and Medical Services Grant Program. hem in their mission to save lives and protect properties.

Warren represents the 31st Legislative District, which includes Lower Makefield Township, Newtown, Newtown Township, Upper Makefield Township, and Yardley Borough.

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