O’Mara announces grants for six local fire and emergency medical service organizations

SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, has announced the award of $84,138 in state grants to six fire and ambulance companies in the 165th Legislative District.

The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, and can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money also can be applied toward 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.

The awards are as follows:

  • Broomall Fire Company received $13,974.17.
  • Marple Township Ambulance Corps received $9,192.44.
  • Morton Rutledge Fire Company received $24,104.88.
  • Radnor Fire Company of Wayne received $14,248.03.
  • Radnor Fire Company of Wayne, EMS, received $9,192.44.
  • Springfield Fire Company received $13,426.46.

“Our community fire and EMS companies provide life-saving work in our communities, and for that they deserve endless thanks and respect,” O’Mara said. “My dad was a firefighter, so working with first responders and ensuring that they have the tools they need to succeed is a cause I’m extremely passionate about. I am so thankful that the state is funding these heroes throughout Pennsylvania, but most importantly right here in the 165th Legislative District.”

O’Mara noted that recipients still need to complete and return original signed copies of their grant agreements by July 31 in order to receive their money. She urged any department that needs help with this requirement to contact her district office at (610) 544-9878 or email RepOMara@pahouse.net.