HARRISBURG – State grants totaling more than $1.031 million were awarded for volunteer fire, EMS and ambulance companies in the 32nd Senatorial District, according to Sen. Pat Stefano, who said the funding will help these organizations meet crucial public safety needs.
Stefano said the grants are awarded as part of the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Company Grant Program, which helps eligible organizations fund facility renovations and/or construction, equipment purchases, debt reduction and training.
Stefano noted, “Our Volunteer Fire Departments and EMS services help protect our communities, I’m pleased that we continue to support them with these critical grant dollars. We must continue to seek out ways to support these community assets through funding and legislation that eases the burdens that they face.”
Grants were awarded to the following counties.
- Fayette County — $569,922
- Somerset County — $354,569
- Westmoreland County — $106,597
To view all fire companies and grant awards, click here.
“Pennsylvania has a long history of volunteerism dating back to the creation of the nation’s first volunteer fire company in 1736,” Stefano said. “As today’s volunteers continue this rich tradition of protecting their friends and neighbors, these grants will help ensure they have the tools and training they need to perform their duties safely and effectively.”
CONTACT: Ben Wren (717) 787-7175