Royersford Fire Department receives two grants for over $169,000

The Royersford Fire Department received a grant for $3,000 from the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation toward the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators. Pictured from left to right: EMT Matt Swanson, Lynn Hartman of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation and Paramedic Larry Ackerman.

ROYERSFORD >> The Royersford Fire Department has received two separate grants in the amount of $169,100.

The first grant, which was awarded as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency program called Assistance to Firefighter Grants, totals $166,100. The money from this program will be used to replace the department’s aging self-contained breathing apparatus, which are 13 years old.

“This is a huge win for the department,” said Royersford Fire Department Treasurer Bill Latch, adding, “As one of the most important pieces of equipment we utilize, our leadership is excited to be able to offer a much-needed upgrade to our members.”

The second grant comes from the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation in the amount of $3,000.

This grant was utilized to purchase two new Automated External Defibrillators which will be used by the department’s EMS Bicycle Team and be carried in the EMS Supervisor vehicle.

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