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Fire department gifted $33K for new equipment

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 14 2013 10:36:12 PM CDT
TINICUM TWP., Pa. -

The Tinicum Township Fire Company (TTFC) was given a large grant dedicated to the replacement of some old and beaten-up equipment necessary for the fire department.

Awarded by the Department of Homeland Security, the fire company was given $33,174 dollars in response to a request made by the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to replace needed fire rescue equipment.

TTFC is the primary response provider of fire protection, emergency medical services, water rescue, and vehicle rescue in Tinicum Township in Delaware County so updating a few rescue pieces is essential to the safety of not only the fire fighters, but also the community.

Senator Pat Toomey had special words of appreciation when it came to Tinicum Township Fire Company receiving their grant.

"Our volunteer firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to ensure safety to others," said Sen. Toomey. "I'm glad the Department of Homeland Security has recognized their needs and granted this request."

Along with the senator, other members of the community were in full support of the fire company receiving this grant.

"These funds are crucial for the replacement of damaged rescue equipment and will go a long way in supporting the success of the company and safety of all Tinicum residents," said State Rep. Nick Micarelli, who represents the 162nd Legislative District, which includes Tinicum Township.

In a letter of support to the fire company, Sen. Toomey explained just how important the need for this grant was for all members of the community and fire department.

"Replacement of old, damaged, and obsolete equipment is TTFC's highest priority for their firefighters who serve the community daily," said Sen. Toomey.