Burns announces $214,000 in fire, EMS grants for the 72nd District
HARRISBURG, Feb. 3 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced that 18 fire and ambulance companies in his legislative district will receive more than $214,000 in state funding.
The grants are from Pennsylvania's Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program and were awarded recently. In all, 2,507 grants were awarded statewide, totaling $30 million. The grants are funded from gaming revenue.
"Donations are a big funding source for most of these companies, so this state funding is an added bonus," Burns said. "People rely on these companies and the volunteers when seconds count and this money will help them continue to provide these valuable services."
Grant recipients and amounts awarded are as follows:
Carrolltown Fire Co. -- $12,069
Cresson Area Ambulance Service Inc. -- $14,885
Dauntless Fire Co. -- $14,285
East Taylor Volunteer Fire Co. --$14,008
Ebensburg Area Ambulance Assoc. -- $7,445
Gallitzin Fire Company No. 1 -- $14,008
Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Co. -- $14,285 for the fire company; $7,445 for EMS
John Carroll Area Ambulance Service -- $7,445
Loretto Fire Co. -- $12,623
Lower Yoder Township Volunteer Fire Co. -- $11,515
Middle Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Co. -- $14,285
Patton Area Ambulance Association, Inc. -- $7,445
Patton Fire Co. No. 1 -- $14,285
Portage Area Ambulance Assoc. -- $7,445
Portage Volunteer Fire Co. -- $14,285
Reade Township Volunteer Fire Co. – $11,515
Revloc Volunteer Fire Co. --$14,285
Summerhill Township Volunteer Fire Co. -- $14,285
Grants can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. Grant money also can be applied toward the purchase of new equipment, training and certification of staff, or it may go to repay debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance.