Newtown Ambulance Squad's Dire Report
Video recorded on Wednesday, October 28, 2020
At the October 28, 2020, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Newtown Ambulance Squad (NAS) Chief Evan Resnikoff gave the supervisors a detailed presentation outlining the range of NAS services and details regarding the squad's staffing and funding challenges. See Chief Resnikoff's presentation embedded below or download the PDF version here.
NAS Subscription Drive
The proposed 2021 Newtown Budget includes a 0.05 mill (from 0.45) real estate tax increase to the Rescue Squad Fund at the request of the Ambulance Squad Chief, for a total millage of 0.50, which is the maximum allowable by state law without having a referendum on the ballot for residents to approve. The increase amounts to about $17,500 per year.
Only 5 percent of the NAS budget is supported from property tax revenue. The balance for its operating funds are derived from fees collected for services, grants (only 1 percent), and most importantly donations from residents. The subscription program for 2021 is crucial to help fund the following targeted initiatives:
- Additional ballistic protection for our staff
- Ongoing mechanical improvements and repairs for our building
- Ongoing support for our emergency bariatric support ambulance, one of only 2 in Bucks County!
See Chief Resnikoff's presentation embedded below or download the PDF version here.