Feb. 10, 2022

LOCK HAVEN – State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) announced today that 28 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 76th District have qualified to receive approximately $380,164 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. 

“Without question, our volunteer emergency responders are counted among our greatest hometown heroes,” said Borowicz. “As a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am pleased to see so many fire and ambulance companies are taking advantage of this zero federal strings-attached grant program in order to ensure their overall safety, preparedness and organizational survival both now and in the future.”

All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue. 

Initiated by the PA General Assembly in 2000, this statewide grant program is open to all fire, ambulance and rescue companies across the Commonwealth. 

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:

Clinton County
Avis Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000.
Beech Creek Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000.
Beech Creek Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, EMS, $8,325.
Castanea Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000.
Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $15,000.
Citizens Hose Company No. 5, $15,000.
Citizens Hose Company of South Renovo, $12,950.
Dunnstown Fire Company, $15,000.
Goodwill Hose Company Ambulance Association, $8,325.
Goodwill Hose Company No. 3, $14,820.
Hand In Hand Hose Company, $15,000.
Haneyville Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000.
Hope Hose Company No. 2, $14,144. 
Lamar Township Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000.
Lockhaven Emergency Medical Service, $8,325.
Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000.
Renovo Fire Department Inc., $15,000.
Sugar Valley Community Volunteer Fire Company Inc., $15,000.
Volunteer Fire Company of Mill Hall, $15,000.
Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company, $13,285.
Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $13,340.

Centre County
Howard Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc., $15,000.
Miles Township Fire Company, $15,000.
Mountaintop Fire Company, $15,000.
Mountaintop Fire Company EMS, $8,325.
Pine Glen Fire Company, $15,000.
Snow Shoe Fire Company, $15,000.
Snow Shoe Ambulance and Rescue, $8,325.

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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