With the upcoming closure of the Pennington First Aid Squad on February 28, 2023, we want to assure residents that the Hopewell Township Fire District and officials from Hopewell Township have been working in close coordination with our career staff in the Hopewell Valley Emergency Services Unit, as well as remaining volunteers at the Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad and the Hopewell (Borough) Fire Company, to ensure that there is no interruption in ambulance service.
Career staff from the Township Emergency Services Unit, along with per diems and volunteers from Titusville and Hopewell Borough, 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 by the local municipalities and fire districts. The Capital Health ambulance will be supplemented by volunteers and career staff as necessary.
We would like to give special thanks to the volunteers who are going above and beyond to ensure the safety of Valley residents during the month of March. They are true community heroes.