Local Volunteer Emergency Responders Receive State Grants

HARRISBURG – Local volunteer fire and EMS companies will receive a total of $79,000 in grant funding from the state, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Representative Jesse Topper (R-78).

The grants were awarded as part of the Volunteer Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, which helps eligible organizations fund facility renovations and/or construction, equipment purchases, debt reduction and training.

“Fundraising is a constant concern for volunteer emergency responders, and every dollar they receive helps them perform their life-saving duties,” Ward said. “I am very pleased that these grants will help each of these organizations get the training, equipment and facilities they need to fulfill their mission of protecting our lives and property.”

“These valued first responders are the backbone of our community,” Topper said. “These grants, coupled with legislative efforts we have undertaken this session, will assist our emergency services providers and ensure residents continue to receive the level of service they expect and deserve.”

Organizations that received grants include:

Fulton County

  • Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Company
  • Hustontown Area Volunteer EMS
  • McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company
  • McConnellsburg Volunteer EMS
  • Needmore Volunteer Fire Company
  • Needmore Volunteer EMS

Franklin County

  • Mercersburg Volunteer Fire Company
  • Mercersburg Volunteer EMS

 

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                         Greg Gross (717) 260-6374