Friendship Ambulance, Royersford, is buying a new SUV ambulance. Funding the vehicle is a $60,000 grant from the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development. Jon Campisi answered the call to cover the story for the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch.
The rescue service — a division of the Royersford Fire Department — sees the new SUV as a means to better equip emergency medical services workers for responses.
State Sen. Katie Muth (D-44) announced the new asset.
“The new vehicle will help Friendship Ambulance provide care during emergency calls and will also be equipped to act as an on-scene management or command vehicle when an emergency call has multiple agencies responding,” reads a statement from Muth’s office.
The senator stated that the grant was “great news” for Friendship Ambulance, Royersford Borough, and the communities it serves.
“We need to continue to invest state funding into our local EMS and fire companies to ensure they have the equipment, support, and resources they need to continue the great work they are doing for all our families,” Muth’s statement reads.
More on this new ability for Friendship Ambulance to respond to residents in need is at the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch.