Facing the imminent closure of the Pennington First Aid Squad on February 28, 2023, Hopewell Township recently announced assurance to Pennington and Hopewell Township residents that there will be no break in ambulance coverage. The Hopewell Township Fire District and officials from Hopewell Township have been working in close coordination with career staff in the Hopewell Valley Emergency Services Unit, and volunteers at the Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad (Titusville) and the Hopewell Borough Fire Company, to ensure that there will be no interruption in service.
Career staff from the Township Emergency Services Unit, along with per diems and volunteers from the Union and Hopewell Borough emergency units, will cover the former Pennington First Aid Squad service area between March 1 and April 3. These services will be staged at the Pennington First Aid Squad facility.
Starting April 3, the Fire District has contracted with Capital Health to provide one ambulance to the Hopewell Valley 24/7. This cost will be shared among the Hopewell Valley municipalities and fire districts. The Capital Health ambulance will be supplemented by volunteers and career staff as needed.
The Township expressed special thanks to the volunteers who are going above and beyond to ensure the safety of Valley residents during the month of March, saying: “They are true community heroes.”
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