501 Wistar Rd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
The Lower Bucks County SWAT is looking for donations to acquire a vehicle solely dedicated to the team’s response to emergency calls. We will be sponsoring a Food Truck Fundraiser on August 24 from 10am – 4pm with proceeds going towards the purchase of a dedicated response vehicle.
Also known as the Bucks County South Central Emergency Response Team, the force is made up of 75 officers from 15 departments in the local area and services its 325,000 residents. They respond to roughly 35 to 40 calls per year, but wait times are often unbearable and leave victims vulnerable.
The response time for the Lower Bucks SWAT team is 45 minutes on average from the time a call is made. The officers are not procrastinating; the lack of a vehicle means equipment and weapons have to be loaded into whatever method of transportation is open for use if there is a situation.
A dedicated vehicle would mean all the equipment could be pre-loaded. In a letter, South Central Emergency Response Team Commander Brian Golder says this would reduce response times by at least 30 minutes, in some instances even 45 minutes.
Quick responses to emergencies can often be the difference between violent incidents and a peaceful resolution.
On Saturday, August 24, Christ United Methodist Church is hosting a food truck fundraiser