More than $116,900 awarded for fire companies, EMS

SANDY RIDGE, Feb. 15 – Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner awarded more than $116,900 to equip firefighters and EMS providers with the resources to respond to emergencies in Centre County.

The grants include:

  • $16,951.99 to Alpha Fire Company.
  • $15,784.85 to Hope Fire Company No. 2.
  • $15,000 to Moshannon Valley Emergency Medical Services.
  • $28,645.11 to Mountain Top Fire Company.
  • $13,929 to Port Matilda Emergency Medical Services.
  • $14,423.20 to Port Matilda Volunteer Fire Company.
  • $12,193 to Reliance Volunteer Fire Company.

“With $116,927 awarded to fire companies and EMS providers in the 77th Legislative District, we ensure firefighters and EMS providers have the resources to respond to emergencies in Centre County, thereby protecting the safety of our residents,” Conklin said. “While the number of firefighters and EMS providers are on the decline, calls for service have more than tripled since 1984. With increases in calls, there’s more strain on rural fire companies and EMS providers, such as those in the 77th Legislative District. As such, we must ensure that we adequately fund our fire companies and EMS providers so that they may continue their life-saving work.”

Act 91 of 2020 authorized the Fire Company and Medical Services Grant Program until June 30. Recently, Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed increasing the program’s funding to $60 million.


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