Lower Frederick Firefighters Received Grant Monday

LOWER FREDERICK PA – A $57,230 grant, awarded to the Lower Frederick Fire Company from the state’s local municipal relief fund, will help pay to support equipment vital to local volunteers who fight fires within and beyond the township’s borders. A symbolic check for that amount was presented Monday (Dec. 5, 2022) to fire company representatives by 70th House District Rep. Matt Bradford (at top).

Bradford, who also serves as Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, arrived at about 6:30 p.m. at the fire station, 137 Spring Mount Rd., to make the presentation.

The relief fund is among many grant programs managed by the state Department of Community and Economic Development. It said the fire company specified the money will be used for “equipment support” that includes an air compressor and its installation, special fans, new electric tools, lighting, a saw and specialized blades, a bright but energy-saving light bar, scene lights and their installation, and several other items.

“The fire company is grateful for this money and will be using it to update tools, lighting, and mobile data terminals in (its) trucks,” it said in a Monday Facebook post. It also credited state Sen.-elect Tracy Pennycuick for her help to obtain the funding.

Lower Frederick fire apparatus photo by The Post
Bradford photo provided by his office