Energy Transfer’s First Responder Fund Surpasses $1 Million in Grants to Emergency Services Throughout PA

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After it recently granted $34,700 to the Lower Chichester Volunteer Fire Department, Energy Transfer’s First Responder Fund surpassed $1 million in funding distributed to emergency services throughout Pennsylvania.

“We were very fortunate to receive this grant, which allowed us to replace 10 sets of turnout gear for our firefighters,” said Lower Chichester Fire Chief Brandon Fuller. “That includes jackets, pants, hoods, gloves, and boots, which are all required to be replaced every 10 years and are increasingly expensive. The continued support of Energy Transfer allows us to maintain our members’ safety as the top priority, while aligning with our mission statement of serving with honor, tradition, and pride.”

The Energy Transfer First Responder Fund provides grants to help further the primary mission of first responder organizations, including local fire departments; emergency medical services; county emergency management agencies; county, regional, and local police departments; and other eligible agencies. Grants are determined based on a competitive application and review process, and written applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the following cycle.

“It’s only fitting that we mark our $1 million milestone for the First Responder Fund in Pennsylvania here in Lower Chichester, a community where we’ve been ingrained since our legacy Sunoco days,” said Joseph McGinn, vice president of public affairs at Energy Transfer. “We have always been proud to support the communities where we live and work, and these grants are just one way we are proud to partner with first responders, in addition to trainings and other community outreach.”

Energy Transfer is one of the largest and most diversified energy logistics companies in the country, with nearly 3,000 miles of pipeline infrastructure and gathering systems located in Pennsylvania. Energy Transfer also operates the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex, a natural gas liquids (NGLs) processing facility.

Energy Transfer announced a project labor agreement in 2019 with the Philadelphia Building Trades, an association of about 50 local unions, for work to transform the complex from a former oil refinery to an NGL hub. The $200 million agreement is expected to create about 1,200 jobs, in addition to the approximately 225 full-time employees currently working at the complex.

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