Hanbidge announces $25K grant awarded to area volunteer fire company

BLUE BELL, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, announced that North Penn Volunteer Fire Company secured a $25,342 grant. This funding will help offset COVID-19-related expenses such as purchasing PPE, heightened sanitation measures and lost revenue due to pandemic restrictions.

“Our first responders are always there for us when we need them most, so when they need our help, I’m happy the state could deliver,” Hanbidge said. “Providing them with this much-needed funding ensures that North Penn Volunteer Fire Company will continue helping and protecting community members despite these difficult times.”

Hanbidge noted that the purpose of this funding is to provide some much-needed financial assistance to first responders who have found it difficult to keep their operations running due to COVID-19.

A full list of fire companies receiving grant awards, along with the recently updated federal guidance, can be reviewed online by visiting the Office of the State Fire Commissioner’s website