Snyder announces nearly $387,000 in local fire department, EMS grants

HARRISBURG, Feb. 7 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, has announced the award of $386,923 in state grants to more than two dozen fire and ambulance companies in the 50th Legislative District.

The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, and can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The 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.

“Although they do a tremendous job for our local communities, everyone knows that our volunteer firefighting and EMS organizations face financial challenges,” Snyder said. “They, as well as I, are aware that every penny counts. That’s why I am pleased that the state is providing these much-needed funds.”

Snyder noted that recipients still need to complete and return original signed copies of their grant agreements by May 31 in order to receive their money. She urged any department that needs help with this requirement to contact her closest district office.

The grant list – by county, department and entity – is as follows:

Greene County: $218,284

Bobtown Dunkard Volunteer Fire Department/Ambulance – Fire Company, $12,101; EMS, $7,448

Carmichaels and Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $13,895.

Center Township Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $12,616.

Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,844; EMS, $7,448.

Crucible Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,844.

Greensboro Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $11,844; EMS, $7,448.

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $12,616; EMS, $7,448.

Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,844.

Mt. Morris Community Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $12,616.

Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $11,844; EMS, $7,448.

New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,844.

Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,844; EMS, $7,448.

Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $11,844.

Waynesburg Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $15,000.

Fayette County: $128,255

Brownsville Fire Company No. 1 –Fire Company, $13,387.

Brownsville Ambulance Service – EMS, $7,448.

South Brownsville Fire Company No. 1 – Fire Company, $9,020.

Hiller Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $15,000; EMS, $7,448.

Republic Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $14,417.

Isabella Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,844.

Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $12,873.

Tower Hill 2 Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,844.

Allison Volunteer Fire Department 2 –Fire Company, $12,358.

Masontown Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $12,616.

Washington County: $40,420

Denbo-Vesta Six Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $12,358.

East Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $14,417.

Richeyville Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $13,645.