Cetronia Ambulance Corps Presented with $300,000 State Grant For Life-Saving Equipment, Secured by State Senator Pat Browne

November 16, 2022 | Category: News, Press Releases

ALLENTOWN, PA (Nov 16, 2022) – Today, Cetronia Ambulance Corps was presented with a $300,000 state grant secured by Senator Pat Browne (SD-16) for Zoll X Series Advanced Monitor/Defibrillator units for advanced life support ambulances.

The Zoll X Series are a required, life-essential piece of equipment used in the emergency medical services industry. These units are used as part of the first-in standard procedure on every call, allowing Cetronia professionals to assess each patient’s heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation level. The units also have an ECG monitor and act as a defibrillator in lethal heart arrhythmia scenarios and transmit 12-lead ECGs directly to the emergency room physicians to allow for expedited cardiac care once the patient arrives.

“I am proud to secure these funds for Cetronia Ambulance Corps so that they can continue to provide an outstanding level of service to the residents of the Greater Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas,” Senator Pat Browne said. “As public officials, it is perhaps our greatest responsibility to ensure that our citizens and communities have the tools necessary to ensure safety and provide the highest quality of public health.”

In addition to use on advanced life support ambulances, the Zoll X Series units are also used at certain special events, such as senior expos and corporate job health fairs, where Cetronia takes vital signs as a preventative measure for individuals trying to extend and improve their quality of life.

“Senator Pat Browne has been a strong supporter of Cetronia Ambulance Corps and emergency medical services throughout the region,” said Robert F. Mateff Sr., CEO of Cetronia Ambulance Corps. “His support comes at a critical time where emergency services budgets have struggled to accommodate growing demand. We appreciate his assistance in securing this grant, which will provide the funds needed to continue to outfit our ambulances with this life-saving equipment.”

In 2021, Cetronia Ambulance Corps responded to 26,273 emergency and non-emergency calls.

Podium: State Senator Pat Browne, SD-16
Behind Left to Right: Edwin Boyle, Director of Operations; Robert F. Mateff Sr., CEO; Amy Ninos, CFO; Gabriela Noga, Paramedic