Snyder announces $323,950 in grants for local fire, EMS companies

Funding can be used for operating costs, equipment, training

HARRISBURG, Feb. 11 — State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced $323,950 in state funding has been awarded to 24 fire and EMS companies across the district.

The money comes from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, administered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner. This is an annual grant program available for volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services and rescue squads.

“The heroes that staff our local fire and EMS companies support our communities every single day. They show up for us when we need them, and now we’re showing up when they need us,” said Snyder. “Between these grants and the General Assembly designating $25 million for EMS crews this week, this is funding that will help our fire and EMS crews continue to keep us safe.”

The following local fire and EMS companies were awarded funding this round:

  • Carmichaels and Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Department - $15,000
  • Center Township Volunteer Fire Co. Relief Association - $14,000
  • Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Department - $15,000
  • Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Department - $8,325
  • Greensboro Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000
  • Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000
  • Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co. Ambulance Service - $8,325
  • Morris Township Volunteer Fire - $10,368
  • Mt. Morris Community Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000
  • New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department - $15,000
  • New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department (EMS) - $8,325
  • Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department (EMS) - $8,325
  • Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department - $15,000
  • Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Co. - $14,000
  • Waynesburg Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000
  • Allison Volunteer Fire Department 2 - $12,282
  • Brownsville Fire Co. No. 1 – $15,000
  • Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000
  • Masontown Volunteer Fire Department - $15,000
  • Republic Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000
  • South Brownsville Fire Co. No. 1 - $15,000
  • Tower Hill 2 Volunteer Fire Department - $15,000
  • East Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000
  • Richeyville Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000

The funding can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training, education and public outreach, recruitment and retention, construction savings account, overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training (career departments only) and revenue loss due to COVID-19 impacts.

More than $29 million was awarded to 2,115 fire and EMS companies across the state in this round of funding. A full list of grant awardees can be found here.