Oberlander Confirms More Than $232,200 in Fire and Ambulance Grants Enroute to Clarion and Armstrong Counties
1/23/2014
CLARION – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong) announced today that 21 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout Clarion and Armstrong counties have qualified to receive approximately $232,244.12 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“Whether it’s saving lives or protecting property, there are few duties that are more noble or essential than those that our volunteer emergency first responders courageously and selflessly perform on a regular basis,” said Oberlander. “I will continue to support the expansion of this funding because it is specifically designed to help them meet their basic financial needs and ever-increasing operating costs. I applaud all of the men and women of our volunteer companies for qualifying for this funding, and most importantly, for their service in keeping our communities safe.”

All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue.
Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

Armstrong County
• Parker City Volunteer Fire Department, $13,295.29.
• Sugarcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department, $12,647.24.
• Distant Area Volunteer Fire Company, $12,215.47.
• Pine Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,161.20.
• Dayton District Volunteer Fire Company, $12,000.
• Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000.
• Rural Valley Hose Company, $12,000.
• Sugarcreek Township Volunteer Ambulance Service, $7,091.40.

Clarion County
• Knox Volunteer Fire Company, $12,809.25.
• Callensburg-Licking Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,290.81.
• New Bethlehem Fire Company No. 1, $12,161.20.
• Clarion Fire and Hose Company No. 1, $12,000.
• Hawthorn Area Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000.
• Limestone Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,000.
• Millcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000.
• Rimersburg Hose Company, $12,000.
• St. Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company, $12,000.
• Strattanville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $10,000.
• Shippenville-Elk Township Volunteer EMS, $7,091.40.
• Southern Clarion County Volunteer Ambulance Service, $7,091.40.
• Knox Area Volunteer Ambulance Company, $5,389.46.

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Representative Donna Oberlander
63rd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: 814.226.9000
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