Congressman Fred Keller announces grants for local fire departments
Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded grants to two fire departments in Bradford County.
A grant in the amount of $289,900 will go to Innes Hose Company, while an additional, separate grant in the amount of $32,600 will go to the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Funding for both grants is derived from the USDA’s Community Facility Disaster Grant program and will be used to purchase and upgrade firefighting equipment.
On the awarding of the grant, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:
“The incredible men and women who make up our local fire departments provide a critical service to our community, and they deserve all the help they can get. This pandemic has presented many challenges for our first responders, and I am hopeful that this funding will help provide them with the resources they need to continue their important work in keeping our communities safe.
“I am grateful to the USDA for their support and will continue to advocate for our local first responders whose work to protect their neighbors makes our district a safer place for everyone.”