(Candor, NY) — Candor Emergency Squad has received a grant from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation to make safety and security repairs to the building owned and operated by the squad at 58 Main St.
CES is a not-for-profit organization that has provided emergency medical care to Candor and surrounding communities for nearly 60 years, responding to an average of 700 calls each year. CES covers 95 square miles of Tioga County occupied by over 5,000 residents.
In 2021, with overwhelming support from residents, CES entered into a contract with the Town of Candor; which now provides funding to offset labor costs for a full, professionally staffed crew. This grant allowed CES to make facility modifications necessary to protect critical assets, and to guarantee the safety and security of the crew providing 24/7 care to the community.
“We’re so thankful for this support. This grant has helped better equip our Squad to serve our neighbors during emergencies and times of crisis. We have a lot of exciting projects in the works that have all been made possible via partnerships with organizations like the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation,” says Curtis Hammond, director, Candor Emergency Squad.
According to Abbey Ortu, Community Development Specialist for Tioga County Economic Development and Planning, “TEAM Tioga has been working with the Candor Emergency Squad to develop a funding strategy and submit grant requests to support the important work they do in the county. This particular project has helped establish a safer facility and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Squad.”
For more information, contact Curtis Hammond, director, Candor Emergency Squad, at (607) 659-5529 or [email protected]