Curry announces nearly $69,000 in grants for local EMS and fire departments

UPPER DARBY, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, announced today that several local fire departments and emergency medical service providers have been awarded grants from Pennsylvania’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.

The program is administered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner and makes an annual grant program available to volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical service providers and rescue squads.

The following local fire and EMS services were awarded grants:

  • Lansdowne Fire Co. - $15,000 for fire services and $8,795 for EMS.
  • Cardington Fire Co. No. 1 - $15,000 for fire services.
  • Highland Park Fire Co. - $15,000 for fire services.
  • Upper Darby Fire Co. No. 1 - $15,000 for fire services. 

“I am pleased that the Shapiro Administration is continuing to support our first responders,” said Curry. “This funding will go towards helping our fire and EMS personnel with their greatest needs. I am committed towards getting our local departments the funding they need to provide the best services.”

Acting Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Thomas Cook announced that more than $31 million was awarded to 2,336 applicants throughout the commonwealth.

Eligible projects in accordance with the program include facility upgrades, equipment purchases, debt reduction, training and certification, education and public outreach, and recruitment and retention efforts. Additionally, fire companies are permitted to apply for construction savings accounts for the purposes of new facility construction.