Jul. 12, 2021

LOCK HAVEN – State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) announced today that 28 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 76th District have qualified to receive approximately $328,612 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our first responders that can never be repaid,” said Borowicz. “These dedicated and tireless volunteers put themselves in danger on a daily basis at no cost to the taxpayers. Again as a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am thankful to see this funding returning to our area in a way that benefits and helps to protect every person in the 76th District.”

All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue. Projects eligible for funding include recruitment and retention, construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, reduction of existing debt, or replacing lost proceeds due to COVID fundraising limitations.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

Centre County
• Citizens Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, $14,193.
• Howard Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc., $15,000.
• Miles Township Fire Company, $11,876.
• Mountaintop Fire Company, $12,054.
• Mountaintop Fire Company EMS, $8,993.
• Pine Glen Fire Company, $12,946.
• Snow Shoe Fire Company, $11,520.
• Snow Shoe Ambulance and Rescue, $8,993.

Clinton County
• Avis Volunteer Fire Company, $11,876.
• Beech Creek Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, $12,589.
• Beech Creek Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, EMS, $8,993.
• Castanea Volunteer Fire Company, $11,520.
• Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $11,520.
• Citizens Hose Company No. 5, $14,550.
• Citizens Hose Company of South Renovo, $11,520.
• Dunnstown Fire Company, $12,411.
• Goodwill Hose Company Ambulance Association, $8,993.
• Goodwill Hose Company No. 3, $11,876.
• Hand In Hand Hose Company, $13,659.
• Haneyville Volunteer Fire Company, $11,520.
• Hope Hose Company No. 2, $12,411.
• Lamar Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,504.
• Lockhaven Emergency Medical Service, $8,993.
• Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Company, $11,876.
• Renovo Fire Department Inc., $12,767.
• Sugar Valley Community Volunteer Fire Company Inc., $11,520.
• Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company, $9,350.
• Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $12,589.

To receive a grant award, organizations must first apply and then complete a grant agreement. More information about these grants and other financial support programs for the state’s fire and EMS companies is available at osfc.pa.gov.

The 76th Legislative District includes all of Clinton County and the Centre County communities of Benner, Boggs, Burnside, Curtin, Haines, Howard, Liberty, Marion, Miles, Snow Shoe and Union townships and the boroughs of Howard, Milesburg, Snow Shoe and Unionville.

Representative Stephanie Borowicz
76th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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