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New Hope Eagle Fire Company gets $11K grant for covid expenses

New Hope Eagle Fire Company will receive $11,094 in funding to offset expenses related to the pandemic under a COVID-19 Crisis Fire, Rescue and EMS grant from the Office of State Fire Commissioner (OSFC).

The program will award a total of $535,425 to 26 area fire, rescue, and EMS organizations.

The funding was designed to provide much-needed financial assistance to first responders who have found it difficult to keep their operations running due to covid-19, and is to be used for operational and equipment expenses.

“Our fire, rescue, and EMS workers dedicate themselves to serving our communities and have been on the frontlines of keeping us healthy and safe, long before this pandemic started,” said State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10). “These funding awards are critical to supporting the efforts of these brave men and women, who have continued to respond to the needs of our community, often with diminished resources, during these unprecedented times.”

Other funding awards in our district are:

Chalfont Chemical Fire Engine Company: $25,342
Doylestown Fire Co. No. 1: $25,342
Dublin Volunteer Fire Company: $24,520
Fairless Hills Volunteer Fire Co.: $23,973
Falls Township Fire Company #1: $25,342
Haycock Fire Company No 1: $23,973
Hilltown Township Volunteer Fire Company: $25,342
Levittown Fire Company 1 Falls Township: $25,342
Morrisville Fire Company: $23,836
Newtown Fire Association: $25,068
Newtown Township: $11,094
Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company: $24,931
Perkasie Fire Company No. 1: $24,931
Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company: $25,342
Point Pleasant Fire Company: $23,151
Silverdale Volunteer Fire Company: $23,562
Tullytown Fire Company: $23,425
Upper Makefield Fire Company: $25,068
Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad: $5,856
Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue Unit: $15,048
Chalfont Emergency Medical Services, Inc. $15,048
Grand View Hospital: $15,048
Newtown American Legion Ambulance Squad, Inc.: $15,048
Point Pleasant Plumsteadville EMS: $14,945
Yardley Makefield Emergency Unit: $13,754

For more information on the COVID-19 Crisis Fire, Rescue and EMS grants, visit the OSFC website.

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