Casey Announces Over $200,000 Going to Three Fire Departments in Southeastern Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $202,377 to three fire departments in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

“Pennsylvania’s firefighters endure risk and sacrifice every day to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Casey. “This money will help provide the firefighters of Southeastern Pennsylvania with the equipment they need to ensure their safety and the safety of those they serve.”

Federal funds are awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program (AFG) which aims to strengthen the Nation’s first responders’ ability to protect the health and safety of the public as well as the responders’ themselves. This is the 19th round of AFG grants for Fiscal Year 2010.

Fire Department

City

Purpose

Amount

Washington Hose Company # 1

Coatesville

Operations and Safety

$90,108

LaMott Fire Company No. 1

Elkins Park

Operations and Safety

$15,960

Norristown Fire Department           

Norristown

Operations and Safety

$96,309

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