Krueger-Braneky congratulates Aston Township Fire Co. for $1M state grant

BROOKHAVEN, Aug. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, released the following statement congratulating first responders with Aston Township Fire Co. for its $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant announced by Gov. Tom Wolf today:   

“By winning this large highly competitive grant, Aston Township Fire Company not only stood out across the state, but its service to the community had to be second to none,” she said. “Congratulations to Aston Township, and thank you to Governor Wolf for recognizing a wise investment in Aston and its finest first responders. Under the leadership of Chief Mike Evans, these firefighters and EMS workers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.

“The real winner is the community, of course. This award will help keep local taxes down and help keep people safe. I’m proud to have helped support this grant to the community and look forward to championing other great local projects.”

Aston Township plans to renovate and expand the former Green Ridge Fire House, which is located on Duttons Mill Road. The existing building was constructed over 30 years ago and is outdated and undersized. The proposed improvements involve renovating the existing 5,250-square-foot building and constructing a 15,430-square-foot addition. The new firehouse will have six fire truck bays, two EMS bays, a recreation room, office space, meeting rooms, bunk rooms and storage and accessory spaces.

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.