Bucks County Commissioners Award $5.5 Million To Struggling Local Rescue Squads

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The grant money is being distributed to over 50 local organizations.

Emergency medical services in Bucks County were just given a significant helping hand after being awarded millions of dollars in aid. Jeff Werner wrote about the recent donation in the Doylestown Patch.

The Bucks County Commissioners voted unanimously to allocate $5.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act money to 13 county squads on Dec. 7. The money will be used to support emergency medical services, as well as provide education and offer recruitment and retention incentives.

“Our EMS agencies continue to struggle to find funding and personnel. And recruitment has been a challenge,” said Audrey Kenny, the head of the county’s emergency services. “We worked with our solicitor’s office and our auditing firm to determine the best uses of these funds and resources for our squads.”

Kenny said that the county’s rescue squads respond to about 60,000 calls a year. Along with this, the squads also transport about 40,000 patients to medical centers in the process.

Read more about the emergency squad’s aid in the Doylestown Patch.

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