Northampton County – Awarding of 2021 EMS Grants

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Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announce that County Council approved $1 million in grants for 24 EMS/Fire departments at their meeting on October 7th. This was the second round of EMS grants Northampton County has awarded. The County funded 13 projects with $80,000 in 2020 using Local Share Table Games Revenue.

“Our fire departments and EMS organizations are critical to protecting public health and safety,” says Lamont McClure. “These grants help supply our first responders with the tools and equipment they need to serve the people of Northampton County.”

EMS grants are available to Northampton County professional, volunteer fire and non-profit emergency medical service organizations. They can be used for capital improvements, vehicle purchase, equipment purchase and training. Eligible organizations can apply for up to $50,000 per application or project.

Proposed Projects and Funding for 2021 EMS Grants – Round 2


Organization Project Recommended funding
Allen Twp Fire C. #1 Purchase of Homaltro CORE Rescue


Bethlehem Twp Volunteer Fire


Ambulance Building Repairs $46,000
Bushkill Twp Volunteer Company Purchase of new ambulance $50,000
City of Bethlehem EMS Purchase of 3 cardiac monitors $49,9000
City of Bethlehem Fire


Replacement of Outdated Vehicle Rescue


City of Easton Expansion of Fire Fighter Accountability

Tracking System

Columbia Fire Company No. 1 Replacement of Breathing Air

Compressor, purchase of multi-gas detectors & thermal imaging cameras

Dewey Fire Company Purchase of new stretchers $49,000
Diamond Fire Company Replacement of Multi-purpose vehicle $50,000
East Allen Twp Volunteer Ambulance Corps Remounting of Ambulance $43,900
Easton Emergency Squad Purchase of 6 power stretchers $50,000
Freemansburg Volunteer Fire

Company No. 1

Purchase of Walk-roll-float emergency

response vehicle

Hanover Twp Fire Company #1 Purchase of Power cots, power load

system & stair chair

Hecktown Volunteer Fire


Purchase of fire pumper/rescue truck $50,000
Lehigh Twp Volunteer Fire


Replacement of portable radios $30,000
Lower Mount Bethel/Sandts Eddy Fire Company Replacement of roof, concrete aprons & metal siding at original fire station and exterior metal siding on 3 sides of

apparatus building

Nazareth Ambulance Corps Purchase of 3 Stryker/Physio Control 4G Modems & 3 Kore Data plans for each


$ 2,500
North Catasauqua Borough Purchase of Airpacks for fire department $50,000
Northampton Regional EMS Upgrading of storage/supply room $ 3,300
Plainfield Twp Volunteer Fire


Utility Vehicle Replacement $50,000
Suburban EMS Purchase of new ambulance & 3 MTS power load systems/cots (2 different


Vigilance Hose Company No. 1 AED Upgrade $ 5,900
Washington Twp Volunteer

Fire Company

Purchase of a pick-up truck with skid fire

fighting unit and upfitting

Wind Gap Ambulance Corps Purchase of new ambulance $50,000
Total $1,000,000



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