The Republican Party of Pennsylvania Thanks President Trump for Reopening Obama-era Recession Closed Fire Houses

For Immediate Release     

With the Philadelphia Fire Academy Class 196 graduating 121 cadets, the Philadelphia Fire Department will reportedly be reopening Fire Houses closed during the Obama-era Recession.  This cadet class was made possible by a $20 million Trump Administration FEMA Grant in 2018. Once again, President Trump has kept his promise to keep our families safe and support our first responders.        

The RPP could not agree more with the statement Mayor Jim Kenny made on September 21, 2018:  “It is crucial that the Philadelphia Fire Department has the resources it needs to ensure the safety of our city.  I want to thank FEMA for providing this much-needed federal funding that allows us to build upon the recent local investments that we’ve made in the PFD.”     

Newly elected Philadelphia Republican Party Chairwoman Martina White said: “The reopening of these Fire Houses will make for a safer city for all Philadelphians, and shows the Republican commitment to fight for public safety and proper funding for our first responders.  This will benefit every corner of our city.” 

“This grant provided by the Trump Administration is just another example of how President Trump has kept his promise to have the backs of our first responders,” said Lawrence Tabas, Chairman of the RPP.  “The Citizens of Philadelphia deserve to feel safe, with both top notch police protection and fire and EMS services. As a Philadelphia resident I am personally grateful for this commitment by President Trump to do just that.”  Media Contact: 

Charlie O’Neill ([email protected]