Simmons Announces $160,000 in State Funding for Fire and EMS Companies
COOPERSBURG – Thirteen fire and EMT organizations in the 131st Legislative District have been awarded more than $160,000 in funding through the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) announced today.

“The hard-working and dedicated emergency responders of our community are always there when we need them most,” Simmons said. “This state program helps to insure they remain in operation and are able to continue protecting our lives and property.”

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 fire and EMS organizations in the 131st District that received grants and the amount of the awards:

Lehigh County
• Citizens Fire Company of Upper Milford – $13,017.59.
• Coopersburg Fire Company No. 1 – $13,386.18.
• Emmaus Borough Ambulance Corps. – $7,037.40.
• Emmaus Fire Department – $15,000.
• Lower Milford Township Fire Company 1 – $13,939.07.
• Upper Milford Western District Fire Company – $12,833.30.
• Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps. – $5,820.88.
• Upper Saucon Township Volunteer Fire Dept. No. 1 – $15,000.
• Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company – $15,000.

Montgomery County
• East Greenville Fire Company No. 1 – $13,754.78.
• Pennsburg Fire Company No. 1 – $14,491.96.
• Red Hill Fire Company – $14,307.66.
• Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance Association – $6,900.12.

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.

Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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