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 state grants to support their public safety mission.
“As our emergency response organizations continue to struggle financially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, these grants are sure to be put to good use,” Warner said. “We are blessed to have so many people devoted to protecting our citizens and our communities, and this grant funding is vital to supporting their work.”
The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue.
Grants may be used toward construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, recruitment and retention, or debt reduction. This year, funds may also be used to cover operational expenses due to the loss of fundraising opportunities cased by the COVID-19 pandemic mitigation measures.
The following Fayette County fire and EMS companies in the 52nd district received grants:
• Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Company: $12,233.23.
• Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Department: $13,302.71.
• Dawson Volunteer Fire Company: $11,520.24.
• DL&V Volunteer Fire Department: $12,946.22.
• Dunbar Volunteer Fire Company: $11,520.24.
• Everson Volunteer Fire Company: $12,946.22
• Fayette Emergency Medical Service: $8,993.20.
• Monarch Volunteer Fire Company: $11,520.24
• Morrell Volunteer Fire Department: $11,520.24.
• New Haven Hose Co. Volunteer Fire Department: $12,411.47.
• New Salem Volunteer Fire Department: $11,698.48.
• North Union Township Volunteer Fire Department: $11,698.48.
• Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,767.97.
• Smock Volunteer Fire Department: $14,015.70.
• South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company: $11,698.48.
• West Leisenring Volunteer Fire Department: $11,876.73.
The following Westmoreland County fire and EMS companies in the 52nd district received grants:
• Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $13,676.
Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Patricia Hippler