Bizzarro announces over $100,000 in state grants to 8 fire companies, EMS providers

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced that eight fire and ambulance companies in the 3rd Legislative District are receiving $108,176.89 in state grants to aid their operations.


“One of the challenges our emergency personnel are faced with is to acquire much needed funding to keep functioning and to properly maintain their equipment,” Bizzarro said. “The state grant money provides financial support so that the people who protect us are adequately funded.”


The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, which is funded by gaming revenue.


Grants can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money also can be applied toward purchasing equipment, training and certification of staff, or it may go to repay debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance.


Organizations in the 3rd Legislative District receiving grants are:


Central Erie County Paramedic Association -- $7,448.21

Edinboro VFD -- Fire $15,000 – EMS $7,448.21

Emergycare -- $7448.21

Kearsarge Fire Department -- $14,931.88

Lake Shore Fire Department -- $13,130.64

McKean Hose Company -- Fire $12,873.32, EMS $7,448.21

Millcreek Paramedic Service Inc. -- $7448.21

West Lake Fire Department -- $15,000