Feb. 12, 2024

HARRISBURG – Grant funding was awarded to numerous first responder companies that serve the 85th District under the PA Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, according to Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union/Mifflin/Juniata). 
Twenty-seven fire companies and ambulance squads serving Rowe’s district are recipients of the grants administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The funding can be used for construction or renovations, equipment purchases and repairs, and existing debt reduction.

“First responders deserve our full support, and these grant awards are just one way to demonstrate our appreciation without spending General Fund tax dollars. Many of the companies in my district are run by volunteers and need these dollars to make upgrades so they can safely serve our communities,” said Rowe. “Thank you to all who protect and serve!” 
Grants awarded within the 85th District are:

Fayette Fire Company, $13,256.
Fayette Township EMS, $15,000.
Richfield Ambulance League, $15,000.
Richfield Fire Co., $13,061.
Burnham Fire Co., $14,617.
Chief Logan Volunteer Fire Department, $27,617.
Decatur Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $13,061.
Fame EMS, $15,000.
Yeagertown Volunteer Fire Co., $14,617.
Union Township Fire Co., $14,617.
William Cameron Engine Co., $15,395.
William Cameron EMS, $15,000.
Shamokin Dam Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $15,000.
Bannerville Volunteer Fire Co., $13,256.
Beaver Springs Volunteer Fire Co., $14,034.
Beavertown Resue Hose Co., $13,061.
DH&L Co. Ambulance League, $15,000.
Dauntless Hook and Ladder Co. of Selinsgrove, $13,450.
Freeburg Volunteer Fire Co., $13,061.
Fremont Fire Department, $15,000.
Kratzerville VFC, $13,645.
Kreamer Volunteer EMS, $15,000.
Kreamer Volunteer Fire Co., $13,645.
Penns Creek Ambulance Club, $12,000.
Penns Creek Volunteer Fire Co., $13,645.
Port Trevorton Fire Co., $13,061.
Reliance Hose Co. No. 1, $15,201.

The funding for these grants 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, not General Fund tax revenue. 

The funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with the Office of State Fire Commissioner.

Representative David Rowe
85th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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