The Newportville Fire Company and Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad have been awarded federal grants, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s office announced.
The Newportville Fire Company, which covers a portion of Bristol Township and assists surrounding departments, received $200,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.
“The mission of the SAFER grant program is to enhance the ability of recipients to attain and maintain 24-hour fire department staffing and to better assure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards,” a statement from the congressman’s office said.
The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad, covers a small section of Middletown Township and Lower Makefield Township, about half of Bristol Township, and the majority of Falls Township and Tullytown Borough, was awarded $13,289 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant – COVID-19 Supplemental Program that aims to assist with the purchase of personal protective equipment and essential supplies related to the COVID-19 response.
The Nottingham Fire Company in Bensalem also received a grant.