Stefano: Volunteer Fire, EMS Companies Awarded State Grants

HARRISBURG – State grants totaling more than $1 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.

Grants were awarded to the following counties.

  • Fayette County — $583,001
  • Somerset County — $385,248
  • Westmoreland County — $86,908

To view a list of all fire companies in the 32nd district and their 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

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