Northampton – 2021 Emergency Medical Service Grant Awards

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Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) have begun dispersing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) grants following County Council’s approval at their April 1st meeting. The grants were recommended by a review committee comprised of DCED staff and will fund fourteen projects for a total of $104,661.00. EMS grants are available to Northampton County volunteer fire departments and non-profit emergency medical service organizations and can be used for capital improvements, vehicle purchase, equipment purchase and training. The maximum amount of an EMS grant is $10,000 per project.

“It is important for Northampton County to be as supportive as possible of what our fire departments and emergency medical service organizations are doing,” says Lamont McClure. “They are critical to ensuring the public health of our residents.”

EMS grants were established by County Council in March 2020 and are funded using Northampton County’s Local Share Table Games Revenue.


Organization Project Grant
Bethlehem Twp. Volunteer Fire Company Pediatric Simulation Man $ 2,247.00
Bushkill Twp. Volunteer Fire Company Communications Improvements $10,000.00
Dewey Fire Co. No. 1 Ambulance A/V System for Banquet Hall $ 5,180.00
East Allen Twp. Volunteer Ambulance Corps Electrical/Lighting Upgrades & Building Winterization $ 8,232.00
Easton Emergency Squad Cardiac Monitor Replacement $10,000.00
Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company HVFC Rescue Tools $10,000.00
Lookout Fire Company No. 1 Radio Upgrade $10,000.00
Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services, Inc. 911 Communications $ 6,703.00
Plainfield Twp. Volunteer Fire Company AFG Regional Radio Replacement $10,000.00
Steel City Volunteer Fire Company AED Replacement Program $ 4,168.00
Suburban Emergency Medical Services Radio Replacement Northampton County Fleet $10,000.00
Vigilance Hose Company No. 1 Fire Airlifting Bags $10,000.00
Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Company AEDs $ 3,131.00
Wind Gap Ambulance Corps Down payment for new ambulance $ 5,000.00
Total   $104,661.00


Information provided to TVL by:
Becky Bartlett
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042