HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today announced that fire and ambulance companies in the 52nd legislative district will collectively receive more than $206,000 in grants from the Commonwealth’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.
“These grants will help provide valuable training and equipment to the brave men and women working in our fire and EMS companies,” said Warner. “We thank our state’s first responders and hope that these grants will help them in their duties.”
This grant funding may be used in several ways, including construction or renovation of a company’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.
The following Fayette County fire and EMS companies in the 52nd district received grants:
• Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Company: $12,057.17.
• Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department: $12,878.74.
• Dawson Volunteer Fire Company: $11,509.46.
• Dunbar Volunteer Fire Company: $11,783.31.
• Everson Volunteer Fire Company: $12,741.81.
• Fayette Emergency Medical Service: $9,192.44.
• Morrell Volunteer Fire Department: $11,509.46.
• New Haven Hose Co. Volunteer Fire Department: $12,331.03.
• New Salem Volunteer Fire Department: $13,426.46.
• North Union Township Volunteer Fire Department: $11,783.31.
• Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,467.96.
• Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department: $11,783.31.
• Smock Volunteer Fire Department: $13,426.46.
• South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company: $11,509.46.
• West Leisenring Volunteer Fire Department: $11,920.24.
The following Westmoreland County fire and EMS companies in the 52nd district received grants:
• East Huntingdon Township Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association: $11,646.38
• Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $14,248.03.
All funding comes from state gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue.
All fire and rescue departments must be actively reporting to PennFIRS to be eligible to receive this grant. If this requirement is not met they will not receive their 2019-20 grant funds. In order to be compliant, the organization must report all incidents using PennFIRS, from Jan. 1, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. This information must be entered into PennFIRS and reported to OSFC by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.
Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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