Rep. Cartwright Announces Firefighter Grant For Honesdale
Honesdale, PA - Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a federal grant to help the borough of Honesdale meet its firefighting needs.
Hose Company No. 1, a volunteer-based fire company that serves Honesdale and other parts of rural Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been awarded a grant totaling $36,442.85 to purchase 66 dual-purpose hoses, one portable monitor, and a manifold.
This grant will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“This equipment will be vital for these firefighters to protect the two boroughs and six surrounding townships they serve,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program continues to be a critical resource to firefighters and communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
The purpose of FEMA’s AFG program is to award competitive grants directly to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel. Since 2001, the AFG program has provided over $7 billion in grants to first-responder organizations to obtain much-needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.