Ciresi presents $20K check to Lower Pottsgrove to improve emergency responses

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi last week presented a check to Lower Pottsgrove Township for a $20,000 Department of Community and Economic Development grant for the purchase and installation of a traffic light preemption system at the intersection of Buchert Road and Keim Street.

“This traffic preemption system will allow emergency vehicles to have right-of-way traveling through the intersection, helping to reduce emergency response times and increase traffic safety,” Ciresi said. “This is a smart use of government funding to increase the quality of life for the Lower Pottsgrove Township community.”

The check presentation took place at Lower Pottsgrove Township’s Oct. 19 Board of Commissioners meeting. A photo can be found on Ciresi’s legislative Facebook page.

“We were pleased to receive this grant which funds the purchase and installation of the preemption system at a heavily traveled intersection,” said Township Commissioner Raymond Lopez, who is also Lower Pottsgrove’s emergency management coordinator. “This equipment will assist our first responders to respond quickly and safely when serving the community in the interest of public safety.”