State Grants Awarded to Local Fire and EMS Companies, Says Pickett
7/7/2021
HARRISBURG – Forty-three fire and EMS organizations in the 110th Legislative District were awarded more than $475,000 in funding support through the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) announced today.

“These annual grants are a great help for our hardworking first responders as they continue to serve our communities with dedication and distinction,” said Pickett. “Their financial resources have been stretched thin over the last year due to the pandemic, and I am pleased this program remains available to provide some much-needed state support.”

Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training and education, recruitment and retention, or debt reduction. This year, funds may also be used to supplement operational expenses incurred by the lack of fundraising opportunities resulting from the pandemic.

Following is a list of fire and EMS organizations in the 110th Legislative District that received grants and the amount of the awards:

Bradford County
• Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company - $11,877.
• Diahoga Hose Company No. 6 - $11,877.
• Engine Company No. 1 - $11,520.
• Greater Valley EMS - $8,993.
• Greater Valley EMS (fire) - $12,233.
• H.O.P.S. EMS - $8,993.
• Herrick Township Volunteer Fire Company - $11,520.
• Howard Elmer Hose Company No. 4 - $10,000.
• J.E. Wheelock Hose Company No. 5 - $11,520.
• LeRaysville Pike Volunteer Fire Company - $11,520.
• Litchfield Township Volunteer Fire Company - $8,650.
• Monroe Hose Company - $12,233.
• New Albany Volunteer Fire Company - $12,599.
• North Towanda Fire and Rescue Volunteers Inc. - $12,411.
• Protection Hose Company No. 1 - $11,877.
• South Waverly Fire Department No. 1 - $11,520.
• Towanda Fire Department - $11,520.
• Ulster Sheshequin Fire Association - $11,876.
• Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc. - $11,520.
• Wilmot Fire Company Inc. - $12,768.
• Windham Township Volunteer Fire Company - $11,520.
• Wysox Volunteer Fire Company - $12,589.

Sullivan County
• Dushore Fire Company No. 1 - $12,411.
• Dushore Fire Company No. 1 (EMS) - $8,993.
• Eagles Mere Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Association - $8,993.
• Eagles Mere Volunteer Fire Company - $11,520.
• Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. - $11,877.
• Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. (EMS) - $8,993.
• Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company Inc. - $11,012.
• Forksville Volunteer Fire Company - $11,520.
• Hillsgrove Volunteer Fire Company - $11,520.
• Hillsgrove Volunteer Fire Company (EMS) - $7,555.
• Laporte Borough Volunteer Fire Company - $11,698.
• Laporte Borough Volunteer Fire Company (EMS) - $8,993.
• Mildred Ambulance Association - $8,992.
• Mildred Volunteer Fire Company - $11,877.
• Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company - $11,877.
• Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company (EMS) - $8,993.

Susquehanna County
• Hop Bottom Hose Company - $12,946.
• Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad - $11,520.
• Little Meadows Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad (EMS) - $8,993.
• Rush Volunteer Fire Department Inc. - $11,520.
• Springville Volunteer Fire Company - $12,411.

All grants are generated from slot machine gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue. The ongoing funding program was created by the Legislature.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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