Krueger applauds funding for Chester Township Fire Co.

FOLSOM, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced today that Chester Township Fire Co. has been awarded $100,000 in state grant funding.

“This grant will help Chester Township Fire Company make critical repairs to the fire station and will support their work to keep us safe,” said Krueger. “I am pleased to have worked with the company to secure this funding.”

The grant will help fund several repair projects at the fire station.

  • $20,000 for kitchen repairs to replace windows to help retain heat and air during the winter and summer months and replace broken floor tiles.
  • $20,000 for social room repairs for public safety.
  • $30,000 for engine bay repairs to fix major cracks in the floor that need to be filled and sealed.
  • $30,000 to convert the old heating system from oil to a more modern system.

“These critical repairs are essential not only for the membership but for the community. Having a place where members want to spend their time will allow for faster response times, benefitting the entire community,” said Spencer Warren, Chester Township Fire Co. President. “I am thankful to see this state funding request approved for our fire company, and I would like to especially thank the department that approved the funds, and Rep. Krueger for being a voice for us in Harrisburg.”

Calvin Bernard, Chester Township Council president, said, “Supporting our first responders is one of the township’s top priorities. This grant will help Chester Township Fire Company make the repairs it needs. I’m grateful to the state for approving this funding and to Representative Krueger for her assistance.”

The grant was administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.