Patrick J. Toomey

09/03/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/03/2020 10:50

Toomey Announces Federal Grant Worth More Than $375,000 for Union County Firefighters

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Mifflinburg Hose Company in Union County has been awarded a $376,190.48 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in March.

'Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to ensure the safety of those in their community,' said Senator Toomey. 'I was glad to support the application by the Mifflinburg Hose Company and am confident these funds will help them better serve Union County and keep them safe while on duty.'

'The Mifflinburg Hose Company's Officers and members are thrilled with the news that we have been awarded this grant in the amount of $395,000.00,' said Wayne Bierly, Assistant Chief of Mifflinburg Hose Company #1. 'It will be used to purchase a new Tanker/Tender apparatus which will be placed in our Mazeppa, Buffalo Township station. We would like to thank Senator Pat Toomey for his letter of support of this grant request. This is a huge financial help to the department which in return will benefit all the residents of the MHC's coverage area and surrounding areas.'

The awarded funds will be used to purchase a new tanker/tender.