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Local Fire Department wins FEMA grant

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

As the number of new volunteer firefighters drops nationwide, the Willow Grove Fire Department has received a grant worth over $102,000 that will help recruit new members.

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The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) comes from FEMA and is meant to help local fire departments to recruit and retain firefighters.

The grant money will go toward buying advertisements and making recruiting videos.

Last year the department responded to 773 calls and this year alone has already responded to 599 calls.

The Willow Grove Fire Department has 54 volunteers and six paid full time firefighters which are based out of two stations that cover Upper Moreland Township. The main fire station is located near Davisville Road and 611, the smaller support station is located near Davisville Road and County Line Road.

Tom Sofield (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)
Staff Writer

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