Feb. 13, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) announced today that fire and emergency response organizations in the 199th Legislative District in Cumberland County are set to receive grants from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.

“Our fire and EMS companies continue to be stretched thin while providing top-notch services to the communities they serve, which is why this funding is so vital,” said Gleim. “I want to thank our first responders for always going above and beyond the call of duty to keep us safe.”

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 the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) receive funding. Companies must file a grant agreement with OSFC to receive their grants.

• Cumberland Goodwill Fire Rescue EMS – $15,000.
• Empire Friendship Firefighters Association – $15,000.
• Friendship Hose Co. 1 Inc. (Fire) – $14,034.
• Friendship Hose Co. 1 Inc. (EMS) – $15,000.
• Newburg Hopewell Volunteer Fire Co. – $13,832.
• North Middleton Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 – $16,173.
• Penn Township Volunteer Fire Co. – $13,839.
• West Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Co. – $13,450.

The grant funding comes from a program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and 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.

Representative Barbara Gleim
199th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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