Markosek announces $183,000 in state grants for local fire and EMS companies

MONROEVILLE, Feb. 15 – Twelve fire and ambulance companies in the 25th Legislative District were collectively awarded more than $183,000 in funding through the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today.

"We owe so much to our first responders who work tirelessly to save lives and keep us safe. We must support them in every way possible," Markosek said. "The new investments in our local fire and EMS companies will help to provide the necessary resources to keep these life-saving services operational and effective in serving our communities."

Local fire and EMS companies receiving the grants include:

  • Turtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department #1, Fire - $14,617.
  • United Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Fire - $14,423.
  • Wilmerding Volunteer Fire Department, Fire - $14,617.
  • Eastern Area Prehospital Service, EMS - $10,000.
  • Pitcairn Fire Company #1, Fire - $14,617.
  • Monroeville EMS Inc., EMS - $15,000.
  • Monroeville Fire Co. Number 6, Fire - 14,228.
  • Monroeville Vol Fire Co No. 5, Fire - $15,000.
  • Monroeville Volunteer Fire Co No. 4, Fire - $16,562.
  • Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company No. 3, Fire - $13,450.
  • Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Dept., Fire - $16,173.
  • Fire Department of North Versailles Fire North Versailles, Fire - $14,617.
  • Fire Department of North Versailles EMS, EMS - $10,000.

Projects eligible for funding include the construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or the reduction of existing debt.

The grant program is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. A full list of fire and EMS companies awarded grants statewide is available here.


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