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Patchogue Ambulance Company Receives $75K in FEMA Grants

Company will use funds toward upgrading its equipment.

The recently received $74,914 in FEMA grants on Monday from the Assistance to Firefighter grant program.

"It will enable us to equip our dedicated EMS staff and volunteers with the most up to date biohazard protection," said Paul Pearo, director of the company.

Pearo also said that the money will support necessary upgrades to the radio systems for federal compliance.

This is the fourth year the company has applied for this grant.

A large check was presented by Congressman Tim Bishop, who said that the company's entry toward the grant was very strong.

There are more than 80 active members in the company, most volunteer. The company takes 3,500 calls a year, with one of them coming in at the end of the check ceremony causing the company to immediately leave and respond.

The company serves Patchogue Village, East Patchogue and Blue Point.

Donations can be made to the company on its website or by calling 631-475-5490.

Robert Garcia January 25, 2012 at 07:15 PM
I thank God for your services and success. Congradulations on your Grant.

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