Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Broomall Fire Company has been awarded a $29,636 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 Broomall Fire Company and am confident these funds will help them better serve Delaware County and keep them safe while on duty."

The awarded funds will be used to replace 1,500 feet of damaged fire hose, and to purchase a hose washer and hose roller. Broomall Fire Company is located in Marple Township, Delaware County. Its primary response area is 10.5 square miles serving a population of approximately 25,000 residents.