Oct. 09, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today announced that fire and ambulance companies in the 52nd Legislative District will collectively receive more than $410,000 through a state grant program created by lawmakers to help address the impacts of COVID-19 on these life-saving organizations.

“Despite the increased challenges posted by the COVID-19 pandemic, our first responders remain committed to their mission of protecting public safety each and every day,” Warner said. “With costs on the rise and fundraising down due to pandemic restrictions, these grants will provide some much-needed help to these organizations and help them continue their service to our communities.”

The grant program was authorized under Act 26 of 2020 and provides $50 million in CARES funding for the state’s fire and ambulance companies. Under the law, the money must be used for operational and equipment expenses, such as utilities, insurance, equipment repairs and personal protective equipment; to replace lost revenues due to pandemic restrictions; or to cover costs related to cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting equipment and property or other expenses incurred to prevent the spread of communicable illnesses.

The following Fayette County fire and EMS companies in the 52nd district received grants:
• Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Company: $23,151.
• Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department: $23,973.
• Dawson Volunteer Fire Company: $22,603.
• DL&V Volunteer Fire Department: $23,973.
• Dunbar Volunteer Fire Company: $22,877.
• Everson Volunteer Fire Company: $23,836.
• Fayette Emergency Medical Service: $15,048.
• Morrell Volunteer Fire Department: $22,603.
• New Haven Hose Co. Volunteer Fire Department: $23,425.
• New Salem Volunteer Fire Department: $24,520.
• North Union Township Volunteer Fire Department: $22,877.
• Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $23,562.
• Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department: $22,877.
• Smock Volunteer Fire Department: $24,520.
• South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company: $22,603.
• West Leisenring Volunteer Fire Department: $23,014.

The following Westmoreland County fire and EMS companies in the 52nd district received grants:
• East Huntingdon Township Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association: $22,740.
• Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $25,342.

Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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