Huntingdon Valley Fire Company receives $169K grant to replace power rescue tools

The Huntingdon Valley Fire Company announced that it has received a $169,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development with the assistance of State Representative Nancy Guenst.

From the company’s announcement:

Representative Guenst and her staff have been instrumental in working with our trustees to assist and advocate on our behalf for this grant to replace our power rescue tools (also known as ‘the jaws of life’) for our rescue squad, tower, and engine.

Our current tools are nearing the end of their service life and these tools are vital to our life saving work. We also thank Pa. State Senator Maria Collett for writing a letter of support on our behalf. This grant is another example of how our volunteer professional fire company continues to save money for Lower Moreland Township as we protect and serve our residents 24-7/365 since 1911.

In related news, a vote to combine the company with the Bryn Athyn Fire Company through an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement is scheduled for April 9.

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