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Thirteen Area Fire and Ambulance Companies Awarded State Grants, Says Simmons
2/9/2017
             
HARRISBURG – Thirteen fire and ambulance organizations in the 131st Legislative District have been awarded nearly $165,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) announced today.

“These state funds help to ensure the safety of citizens and the continued operation of the volunteer fire and EMS organizations that sustain our communities during emergencies,” Simmons said. “The money awarded under this successful program will help ensure that the emergency responders we depend upon will be there when we need them.”

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All grants are generated from slot machine gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue.

Grant awards can be used for construction or renovation of facilities, purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies in the 131st District that received grants and the amount of the awards:

Lehigh County
  • Citizens Fire Company of Upper Milford – $13,645.
  • Emmaus Borough Ambulance Corps. – $5,958.
  • Emmaus Fire Department – $15,000.
  • Lower Milford Township Fire Company 1 – $14,417.
  • Upper Milford Western District Fire Company – $13,131.
  • Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps. – $7,448.
  • Upper Saucon Township Volunteer Fire Dept. No. 1 – $14,904.
  • Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company – $15,000.

    Montgomery County

    • East Greenville Fire Company No. 1 – $14,417.
    • Pennsburg Fire Company No. 1 – $14,932.
    • Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance Association – $7,448.

     

    Northampton County

    • Se-Wy-Co Fire Company – $28,490.

     

    A total of $30 million in funding was awarded to fire and ambulance organizations statewide.


    Representative Justin Simmons
    131st District
    Pennsylvania House of Representatives
    Media Contact: Andy Briggs
    717.260.6474
    abriggs@pahousegop.com  
    RepSimmons.com / Facebook.com/RepSimmons

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