is served by one paid and three volunteer emergency medical
services, which provide basic life support. The medical response
areas are the valleys three fire districts that were established
many years ago. Today, they still generally provide geographically
sound boundaries for rapid emergency response.
First Aid Squad is a volunteer organization, which serves
Pennington Borough and the Pennington Fire Company response
district (District 51) of Hopewell Township. The squad is
located on Broemel Place in Pennington Borough and is the
busiest of the volunteer emergency medical services. They
are funded by a squad fund drive and tax dollars allotted
by Pennington Borough and the Hopewell Township Fire District.
Borough Fire Department's Emergency Medical Unit, staffed
by volunteers, serves the Borough of Hopewell and the Hopewell
Fire Company's response district (District 52) of Hopewell
Township. Hopewell E.M.U. is located at the firehouse on
Columbia Ave. in the Borough of Hopewell and is supported
by tax funds from the Hopewell Borough and Hopewell Township
Fire Districts as well as the organizations fund raising
Fire Company Rescue Squad is located at the firehouse
on Rt. 29 in Titusville and serves the Titusville Fire response
district (District 53) of Hopewell Township. This volunteer
unit is supported through tax funds of the Hopewell Township
Fire District and the organizations fund raising.
Hopewell Valley Emergency Services Unit also operates a medical
response unit from 6 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. This
unit's formation was in response to the three volunteers
organizations' difficulty in finding new members available
to ride during the normal working hours. All of the units
are familiar with each other's equipment and personnel and
frequently work together at scenes to form a unified team
to deal with the Valley's medical emergencies.
All units above
provide their services without any charge to the patients.