Penn Township Emergency Management Agency in Westmoreland County is serving its community with an updated emergency response vehicle thanks to a $3,500 grant from Olympus Energy.
The grant, issued in November 2019, helped fund the purchase of modernized equipment, the installation of refurbished radios,and a new exterior design for the vehicle . Penn Township Emergency Management Director Paul Wersing managed the project with the intention of turning the vehicle into a mobile incident response tool.
“The vehicle serves as a ‘mobile command’ for the EMA and carries road closure signs, flares, first-aid kits, and other emergency supplies,” said Wersing .
Since the emergence of COVID-19 in southwestern Pennsylvania, the vehicle has been used to assist first responders with calls that may require additional safety measures.
“It’s very nice to have during a time like this,” Wersing commented. “We are really grateful to Olympus for helping us with this project so we can better serve our community.”
Olympus funded the project as part of its mission to be an honorable civic partner and embrace innovative ideas.
“The Penn Township staff are virtuously committed to the safety and wellbeing of their residents,” said Olympus Communications Director Kimberly Price. “We’re proud to help fulfill their vision for a mobile incident command vehicle that will enable them to swiftly respond to crises in the community.”
About Olympus Energy
Olympus Energy LLC (“Olympus”) is a privately-held energy company headquartered in Canonsburg that specializes in upstream and midstream development of natural gas resources in the Appalachian Basin. Olympus has a scalable asset base in southwestern Pennsylvania, having assembled over 100,000 largely contiguous and operated acres within the core Marcellus, Utica,and Upper Devonian fairways . Visit www.olympusenergy.com for additional information.