Delaware County fire/ambulance companies receive $214,974 in state grants

HARRISBURG, Feb. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that 17 local fire and ambulance companies in the 161st Legislative District are set to receive $214,974 in state grants.

“I’m proud to fight for our local fire and ambulance companies in Harrisburg. Our first responders put on daily displays of bravery that help keep our communities safe,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I’ve been to visit many of our fire companies and saw firsthand how they stretch their dollars and rely on dedicated volunteers to keep us safe. I know that this grant money will help sustain their ability to do everything they can to protect us and come to our aid when needed.”

The grants are from Pennsylvania's Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program and were awarded in February. In all, 2,538 grants were awarded statewide. The grants are funded from gaming revenue and property tax relief funding.

The organizations in the 161st Legislative District receiving grants are:

  • Aston Beechwood Volunteer Fire Company 1 (EMS), $7,448;
  • Aston Beechwood Volunteer Fire Company 1 (Fire Company), $28,490;
  • Brookhaven Fire & Rescue Company (EMS), $7,448;
  • Brookhaven Fire & Rescue Company (Fire Company), $15,000;
  • Folsom Fire Company No. 1, $13,645;
  • Garden City Fire Company 1, $15,000;
  • Holmes Fire Company (EMS), $7,448;
  • Holmes Fire Company (Fire Company), $14,674;
  • Milmont Fire Company & Ambulance Service, $12,358;
  • Morton-Rutledge Fire Company, $13,130;
  • S M Vauclain Fire Company (Fire Company), $13,645;
  • S M Vauclain Fire Company (EMS), $6,792;
  • South Media Fire Company No. 1, $15,000;
  • Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association (EMS), $7,448;
  • Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association (Fire Company), $15,000;
  • Woodlyn Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 (EMS), $7,448;
  • Woodlyn Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 (Fire Company), $15,000.

Grants can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money also can be applied toward the purchase of new equipment, training and certification of staff, or it may go to repay debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance.