Krueger announces $192K in fire and EMS grants

HARRISBURG, Feb. 10 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, announced today state grants awarded to support local fire and emergency medical service companies.

“These brave men and women run toward dangerous and many times life-threatening situations to keep us safe, but many of our fire and EMS companies are short-staffed and underfunded,” said Krueger. “I’m pleased to see these vital organizations receive this state funding. It will help them continue to do their work and serve their communities.”

The following local fire and rescue departments received a total of $192,173.86:

  • Aston Township Fire Department: $30,000 (Fire) and $8,325.05 (EMS)
  • Brookhaven Fire & Rescue Co: $12,848 (Fire) and $6,659.05 (EMS)
  • Folsom Fire Company No 1: $15,000
  • Garden City Fire Company 1: $15,000
  • Holmes Fire Company Fire: $15,000
  • Milmont Fire Co No 1 Fire: $15,000
  • Morton Rutledge Fire Company Fire: $13,000
  • South Media Fire Company No 1 Fire: $14,834
  • Swarthmore Fire & Protective Assoc: $14,976 (Fire) and $8,206.76 (EMS)
  • Woodlyn Volunteer Fire Company No 1: $15,000 (Fire) and $8,325.05 (EMS)

Grants for the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training, education and public outreach, recruitment and retention, construction savings account, overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training (career departments only) and revenue loss due to COVID-19 impacts.

All fire companies, emergency medical service and volunteer rescue squads are eligible to apply for this annual grant program administered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner.

A full list of fire and EMS companies awarded grants this year statewide is available here.