Zabel announces $80K in funding for local first responders

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, announced $80,295 in state grants has been awarded to local fire and EMS companies.

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.

“What our first responders provide for us on a daily basis is not only crucial, it’s heroic,” Zabel said. “I’m grateful to the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner and all who assisted in securing funding that ultimately helps save lives.”

The following companies secured funding:

  • Bon Air Fire Co. in Havertown: $14,111.
  • Clifton Heights Fire Co. (fire): $14,248.
  • Clifton Heights Fire Co. (EMS): $9,192.
  • Garrettford-Drexel Hill Fire Co.: $14,248.
  • Manoa Fire Co. in Havertown: $14,248.
  • Upper Darby Fire Company No. 1: $14,248.

Zabel 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.