Williams announces $222K in funding for local first responders

HARRISBURG, Jan. 30 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, announced a total of $222,345 in state grants awarded to nine different fire and EMS companies that serve the 74th Legislative District.

Through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, first responders can use the funding for construction or renovation of facilities and fixtures, maintenance and improvements for service capabilities, purchase or repair of equipment, purchase of fuel for company vehicles, plus training and education.

“Our dedicated fire and EMS personnel are there when we need them, and we must do all we can for them,” said Williams, who serves as Democratic Secretary of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

“This state funding will help with training, equipment upgrades and other critical projects. I am pleased to see the state support first responders here in the 74th and across the commonwealth. Not all heroes wear capes – and those heroes, many of whom are volunteers, should have everything they need to help them selflessly serve our communities.”

Funding will go to the following companies:

  • Alert Fire Co.: $13,152.
  • City of Coatesville Bureau of Fire: $13,700.
  • East Brandywine Fire Co.: $14,248.
  • Keystone Valley Fire: $60,248.
  • Keystone Valley EMS: $27,572.
  • Minquas Fire: $9,192.
  • Minquas EMS: $10,000.
  • Modena Fire: $14,248.
  • Modena EMS: $9,192.
  • Sadsburyville Fire Co.: $14,248.
  • Thorndale Fire Co.: $13,105.
  • Westwood Fire: $14,248.
  • Westwood EMS: $9,192.

Williams noted that recipients still need to complete and return original signed copies of the grant agreements by May 31 in order to receive the funding.