HARRISBURG PA – The Pennsburg-based Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance Association has received $750,000 in a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Association, 24th District state Sen. Bob Mensch announced Monday (Aug. 8, 2016).
The funding will help Upper Perkiomen Ambulance to improve equipment and enhance its care, Mensch said. Specifically, the grant will assist in:
- Replacing a 10-year-old, 2007 Ford E-450 Ambulance with 120,000 miles, and a 10-year-old 2007 Ford E-450 Ambulance with 118,000 miles. Both have engine problems. New ambulances will allow for more reliable transportation in inclement weather;
- Replacing three 15-year-old Medtronic model 12 heart monitors with new units that include a three-year maintenance agreement;
- Providing the association with capabilities to transmit data while traveling to hospital and trauma centers with new monitors, better enabling them to treat incoming patients;
- Replacing all ambulance litters with modern, 3-point locking litters and motorized lifts, for increased patient safety; and
- Supplying a generator at its station, making it possible to treat up to 120 persons during a disaster.
Photo from Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance