Chester Twp. Fire receives air packs through federal grant


The Chester Township Fire Department recently received 27 new SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus), through FEMA’s AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant). The cost of this equipment through the grant was $227,000 that was awarded late in 2022. Pictured are the air packs upon delivery at the Chester Township Fire Department on Wednesday night. These air packs will be replacing those in service that are over 20 years old and cannot be serviced through the original manufacturer any longer. Those who worked tirelessly on the project were Chief Charles Whipple, Assistant Chief Scott Flynn, Captain Matt Traver and Twp. Fiscal Officer Karla Collett.

The Chester Township Fire Department recently received 27 new SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus), through FEMA’s AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant). The cost of this equipment through the grant was $227,000 that was awarded late in 2022. Pictured are the air packs upon delivery at the Chester Township Fire Department on Wednesday night. These air packs will be replacing those in service that are over 20 years old and cannot be serviced through the original manufacturer any longer. Those who worked tirelessly on the project were Chief Charles Whipple, Assistant Chief Scott Flynn, Captain Matt Traver and Twp. Fiscal Officer Karla Collett.


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The Chester Township Fire Department recently received 27 new SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus), through FEMA’s AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant). The cost of this equipment through the grant was $227,000 that was awarded late in 2022. Pictured are the air packs upon delivery at the Chester Township Fire Department on Wednesday night. These air packs will be replacing those in service that are over 20 years old and cannot be serviced through the original manufacturer any longer. Those who worked tirelessly on the project were Chief Charles Whipple, Assistant Chief Scott Flynn, Captain Matt Traver and Twp. Fiscal Officer Karla Collett.

The Chester Township Fire Department recently received 27 new SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus), through FEMA’s AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant). The cost of this equipment through the grant was $227,000 that was awarded late in 2022. Pictured are the air packs upon delivery at the Chester Township Fire Department on Wednesday night. These air packs will be replacing those in service that are over 20 years old and cannot be serviced through the original manufacturer any longer. Those who worked tirelessly on the project were Chief Charles Whipple, Assistant Chief Scott Flynn, Captain Matt Traver and Twp. Fiscal Officer Karla Collett.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2023/01/web1_ChesterTwpAirPacks.jpgThe Chester Township Fire Department recently received 27 new SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus), through FEMA’s AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant). The cost of this equipment through the grant was $227,000 that was awarded late in 2022. Pictured are the air packs upon delivery at the Chester Township Fire Department on Wednesday night. These air packs will be replacing those in service that are over 20 years old and cannot be serviced through the original manufacturer any longer. Those who worked tirelessly on the project were Chief Charles Whipple, Assistant Chief Scott Flynn, Captain Matt Traver and Twp. Fiscal Officer Karla Collett. Courtesy photo