Krueger announces COVID-19 grants for local fire, EMS agencies

FOLSOM, Oct. 8 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that several local fire and emergency service organizations will receive grants to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through Act 26, the state made $50 million in grants available to fire and emergency medical service organizations that were affected by the pandemic. The funding can be used for operational and equipment expenses.

“Our first responders are always out front, protecting our communities in times of emergency, and that’s been even more apparent in recent months as we’ve battled COVID-19. They’ve continued their lifesaving work even as their organizations have felt the impacts of the global pandemic,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I was proud to vote for the legislation that made these grants possible, and I will continue to make it a priority to support fire and emergency medical service organizations.”

In the 161st District, grants were awarded as follows:

  • Aston Township Fire Department - $36,842.
  • Brookhaven Fire Co. - $ 23,944 (fire), $15,048 (EMS).
  • Folsom Fire Co. No. 1 - $24,110.
  • Garden City Fire Co. #1 - $25,205.
  • Holmes Fire Co. - $25,205 (fire), $15,048 (EMS).
  • Milmont Fire Co. #1 - $22,603.
  • South Media Fire Co. No. 1 - $25,342.
  • Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association - $25,342.
  • Woodlyn Fire Co. #1 - $25,068 (fire), $15,048 (EMS).

More information on the grants is available here.