Casey Announces Over $561,000 Going to Three Fire Departments in Northeastern 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 $561,754 to three fire departments in Northeastern 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 Northeastern Pennsylvania with the gear, training and 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 tenth round of AFG grants for Fiscal Year 2010.

Fire Department

City

Purpose

Amount

Pond Hill / Lily Lake Fire Co.

Wapwallopen

Vehicle Acquisition

$223,250

Shickshinny Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

Shickshinny

Operations and Safety

$53,504

Waymart Volunteer Fire Company

Waymart

 

Vehicle Acquisition

$285,000

 

 

 

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