Oberlander Announces More than $240,000 in Fire, EMS Grants to Benefit Local First Responders
1/23/2015
HARRISBURG – Twenty-three fire and emergency medical services organizations in the 63rd District will share nearly a quarter of a million dollars in state fire grants, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) announced today.

“Our local first responders spend an increasing amount of their time raising money to keep their doors open, their vehicles in working condition and their equipment ready at a moment’s notice,” Oberlander said. “When our communities are in need, they are always there to help us in some of life’s most critical emergencies, whether for a structure fire, vehicle accident, flooding or performing life-saving medical treatment. That is why I am pleased this grant program is available to help these first responders meet our needs.”

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. The program is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

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

Armstrong County
• Dayton District Volunteer Fire Company -- $11,791.59
• Distant Area Volunteer Fire Company -- $12,622.62
• Parker City Volunteer Fire Department -- $13,730.67
• Pine Township Volunteer Fire Company -- $11,791.59
• Rural Valley Hose Company -- $11,514.58
• Sugarcreek Township Volunteer Ambulance Service -- $7,444.80
• Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department -- $11,514.58

Clarion County
• Callensburg-Licking Township Volunteer Fire Company -- $12,068.60
• Clarion Fire and Hose Company No. 1 -- $11,514.58
• East Brady Area Ambulance Service -- $1,930.27
• East Brady Volunteer Fire Department – $11,300
• Hawthorn Area Volunteer Fire Department -- $11,514.58
• Knox Area Volunteer Ambulance Company -- $7,444.80
• Knox Volunteer Fire Company -- $12,899.64
• Limestone Township Volunteer Fire Company -- $11,514.58
• Millcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department -- $11,514.58
• New Bethlehem Fire Company No. 1 -- $11,791.59
• Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department -- $9,625
• Rimersburg Hose Company -- $11,514.58
• St. Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company -- $9,250
• Strattanville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 -- $9,500
• Shippenville-Elk Township Volunteer Fire Department -- $11,791.59
• Shippenville-Elk Township Volunteer EMS -- $7,444.80

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Representative Donna Oberlander
63rd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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