– Fire and emergency response organizations in the 199th Legislative District in Cumberland County are set to receive $117,601 in funding under the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, announced Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland).
“Our fire and EMS companies are vital to our communities and this grant money will go a long way in helping them with the equipment, training and other necessities they need in order to do their jobs effectively,” said Gleim. “I have and will continue to support our emergency service providers in any way possible.”
The grant funding comes from a 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. Funding is granted for eligible projects including facilities, equipment, debt reduction, training, education, recruitment and retention, and several additional projects.
The following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards. All companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive funding. Companies must file a grant agreement with OSFC to receive their grants.
Cumberland Goodwill Fire Rescue EMS – $10,000.
Empire Friendship Firefighters Association – $15,000.
Friendship Hose Co. 1 Inc. (Fire) – $13,089.
Friendship Hose Co. 1 Inc. (EMS) – $10,000.
Newburg Hopewell Volunteer Fire Co. – $15,000.
North Middleton Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 – $15,000.
Penn Township Volunteer Fire Co. – $13,089.
Upper Frankford Township Fire Co. – $12,843.
West Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Co. – $13,580.
Representative Barbara Gleim
199th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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