Fleming lauds $79K in state support for district fire and EMS organizations

HARRISBURG, Feb. 16 – State Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, announced today that four fire companies and an EMS provider in the 105th district received $79,112 in state grants from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.

“Our district’s residents will be safer thanks to this grant funding providing crucial support to our fire departments and emergency medical services,” Fleming said. “Our communities across the commonwealth need a strong safety infrastructure in order to thrive, and that’s why I will support the renewal of this program this year and the governor’s budget plan to double the program’s size.” 

The following organizations received funding:

  • Citizens Fire Co. 1 of Pennbrook
  • Fire
  • $13,839.63
  • Colonial Park Fire Company No 1
  • Fire
  • $16,951.99
  • Progress Fire Company
  • Fire
  • $16,951.99
  • Rescue Fire Co. # 1
  • Fire
  • $16,368.42
  • Susquehanna Township Emergency Medical Services
  • EMS
  • $15,000.00

The grant money can be applied to a combination of up to two projects in the following categories:

  • Construction and/or renovation of the fire company's or ambulance service’s facility.
  • Purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance, or rescue equipment. 
  • Debt reduction associated with the facility or equipment.
  • Training and certification of members.
  • Educational materials regarding fire prevention for general public.
  • Overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training.
  • Recruitment and retention.
  • Construction savings account (fire companies only).

Act 91 of 2020 reauthorized the program until June 30, 2024. In his budget address, Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed doubling the size of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program to a total of $60 million.