Matzie secures nearly $180,000 for Beaver County fire departments
AMBRIDGE, Feb. 6 – New grant funding of $178,300 will help fire companies in the 16th Legislative District replenish resources and meet operating expenses, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.
Matzie, D-Beaver, said 12 fire companies will receive funding under the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.
“Fire and EMT companies are still feeling the impact of the pandemic as they struggle to deal with rising equipment costs and other operational expenses on extremely tight budgets,” Matzie said. “Securing this funding will help departments replace worn-out equipment, train crews, make needed building repairs and keep operations running.”
Matzie said the following grants were awarded:
Ambridge Borough Fire Department – Fire Company, $13,335.
Ambridge Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $14,563.
Baden Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $15,000.
Center Township Fire House No. 2 – Fire Company, $13,335.
Center Township Volunteer Fire Department Co. No. 1 – Fire Company, $13,826.
Center Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 3 – Fire Company, $12,598.
City of Aliquippa DBA Aliquippa Bureau of Fire – Fire Company, $14,563.
Conway Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $14,317.
Freedom Volunteer Fire Department -- Fire Company, $12,352.
Harmony Township Volunteer Firemen Inc. – Fire Company, $15,000.
Hopewell Township Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $12,843.
Rochester Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 – Fire Company, $26,554.
The Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Funding may be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training and certification, education and public outreach, and recruitment and retention efforts. Fire companies were also permitted to apply for savings accounts for new facility construction.
More about the funding is available here.