(Allentown, PA) Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) recently announced that 17 fire departments across the district are recipients of the U.S.  Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for the 2015 award year.

“The career and volunteer fire departments across the Pennsylvania 15th Congressional District are made up of dedicated men and women, who work diligently to protect our communities. I am pleased that their hard work and dedication has been recognized and rewarded by over $1.5 million in AFG funding,” Dent said. “Our communities rely on these fire departments, and it is crucial that they have the funds necessary to acquire equipment and other resources that they need to operate at their full potential.”

These awards are designed to financially assist eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) in procuring additional equipment and resources with the end result of enhancing the safety of the public and the firefighters who protect them.

The following communities were awarded with Assistance to Firefighters Grants for the 2015 award year:

  • Alburtis (Lehigh County)
  • Allentown (Lehigh County)
  • Bath (Northampton County) [2]
  • Emmaus (Lehigh County)
  • Frystown (Berks County)
  • Hamburg (Berks County)
  • Kutztown (Berks County)
  • Mount Gretna (Lebanon County)
  • North Cornwall Township (Lebanon County)
  • North Lebanon Township (Lebanon County) [2]
  • Northampton (Northampton County)
  • Old Zionsville (Lehigh County)
  • Slatington (Lehigh County)
  • Strausstown (Berks County)
  • Walnutport (Lehigh County)



Contact: Emily Rauch (202) 225-6411