Westborough Fire Department awarded grant funding for emergency services

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Westborough – Senator James Eldridge, D-Acton, Representative Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston and Representative Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded more than $31,000 in grant funding to the Westborough Fire Department because of their participation in the Ambulance Certified Public Expenditure Program (CPE). The program allows municipalities that provide emergency public ambulance and emergency medical services for MassHealth members to secure supplemental reimbursement.

“I applaud the Baker-Polito Administration for securing this grant funding to ensure that Westborough will be able to continue providing high quality emergency medical care,” Eldridge said. “I am pleased that MassHealth members will continue to benefit from these valuable programs and services.”

“This funding will go far in allowing our community to continue to provide emergency services to all of our residents,” Gregoire noted. “I am grateful that our administration saw the town of Westborough as deserving of this grant.”

Added Dykema: “Our local first responders are known to provide the highest caliber of care to our citizens during emergencies. This grant money ensures these life-saving services are available to those most in need in Westborough.”

In early June, the town will receive a payment of $31,806.

“The well-being of our cities and towns relies heavily on the responsiveness, professional competence and care of our local emergency responders,” Kane said. “I would like to applaud the town of Westborough and the Westborough Fire Department for their initiative to participate in the Ambulance CPE Program. I also greatly appreciate Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ commitment to public safety and hope more towns will follow Westborough’s initiative to participate in this program.”