LOCK HAVEN – State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) announced today that 22 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 76th District have qualified to receive approximately $269,233 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
“Our irreplaceable, volunteer emergency responders are always here, risking their lives to protect citizens when they are most vulnerable,” said Borowicz. “For this, we owe an unpayable debt of gratitude to these courageous men and women. As emergency service costs continue to increase, this funding will help ensure District 76 residents continue to receive the level of service they expect and have come to depend on.”
Initiated by the PA General Assembly in 2000, this statewide grant program is open to all fire, ambulance and rescue companies across the Commonwealth. 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 or debt reduction.
Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:
• Avis Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $12,352.
• Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $11,861.
• Citizens Hose Company No. 5, $15,000.
• Citizens Hose Company No. 1 of South Renovo, $11,861.
• Dunnstown Fire Company, $13,580.
• Goodwill Hose Company Ambulance Association, $10,000.
• Goodwill Hose Company No. 3, $12,352.
• Hand In Hand Hose Company, $15,000.
• Haneyville Volunteer Fire Company, $11,861.
• Hope Hose Company No. 2, $13,335.
• Lamar Township Volunteer Fire Company, $11,861.
• Lockhaven Emergency Medical Service, $10,000.
• Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Company, $12,843.
• Sugar Valley Community Volunteer Fire Company Inc., $11,861.
• Volunteer Fire Company of Mill Hall, $12,106.
• Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,106.
• Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $13,580.
• Mifflinburg Hose Company No. 1, $11,855.
• New Berlin Fire Company No. 1, $13,580.
• New Berlin Fire Company No. 1 EMS, $7,431.
• William Cameron Engine Company, $14,808.
• William Cameron Engine Company EMS, $10,000.
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 part of Union County, consisting of the townships of Buffalo, Hartley, Kelly, Lewis and Limestone; and the boroughs of Harleton, Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and New Berlin.
Representative Stephanie Borowicz
76th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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