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Skoufis Announces $50,000 to Boost Blooming Grove, Washingtonville, Hamptonburgh Emergency Services

Senator James Skoufis (D-Orange County) joined Blooming Grove Ambulance Corp leadership to announce $50,000 in grant funding to enable their procurement of a new paramedic fly car. The rapid response vehicle, to be staffed around the clock by skilled paramedics, will ensure a constant and swift deployment of life-saving equipment to scenes of emergencies in the Towns of Blooming Grove and Hamptonburgh, Village of Washingtonville, and beyond.

Covering an area of more than 35 miles, the Blooming Grove Ambulance Corps stands as one of the most active agencies in the county. The investment has already begun amplifying the organization’s resources by extending their operational reach and response capabilities.

“Through the strategic allocation of our emergency service resources, we are reclaiming precious time for our first responders to promptly serve the areas where their presence is most critical,” said Senator Skoufis. “I am pleased to witness the immediate impact that this funding is creating as we work diligently to enhance the safety of our communities.”

“Over 25,000 people rely on our services, and thanks to this substantial funding, we’ve been able to add a state-of-the-art fly car to our inventory,” said Captain John Hastings. “The vehicle has enabled us to deploy additional paramedics round-the-clock, guaranteeing that advanced life support is readily accessible to our communities”.

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