Mullery announces multiple fire and EMS grants in 119th Legislative District

NANTICOKE, April 21 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, announced 36 fire and ambulance companies in his legislative district will receive more than $421,000 in state grants.

“The volunteers who put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of their community must have all of the necessary equipment and training they can get,” Mullery said. “These grants will help them continue to provide these invaluable services to our community.” 

Mullery said the grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, which is funded by gaming revenue. With the grant program set to expire on June 30, Mullery recently voted for H.B. 1877, which would extend the program for four years. The bill passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.

The organization in the 119th Legislative District receiving grants are:

  • A. K. Mowery Hose Co. No. 3, $11,511;
  • Askam Fire Co. No. 6, $12,651;
  • Dennison Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $11,739;
  • Freeland Fire Department, $13,790;
  • Freeland Northside Ambulance Association, $2,306;
  • Glen Lyon - Alden Volunteer Hose Co. $23,239;
  • Goodwill Hose Co. No. 1, $11,739;
  • Goodwill Hose Co. No. 2 Plymouth, $12,651;
  • Hanover Fire Co. No. 4 NFD, $12,651;
  • Hanover Township Community Ambulance Association Inc., $7,202;
  • Hanover Township Fire Department, $13,790;
  • Hazle Township Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., $13,790;
  • Honey Pot Volunteer Active Fire Co., $11,739;
  • Lape Hose Co. No. 2, $12,423;
  • Larksville Community Ambulance, $5,906;
  • Larksville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $11,511;
  • Maltby Volunteer Fire Co., $11,511;
  • Mountaintop Community Ambulance, $7,202;
  • Nanticoke City Fire Department, $13,106;
  • Nanticoke Fire Department & Community Ambulance, $7,202;
  • Newport Township Consolidated Fire Co., $11,739;
  • Nuangola Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511;
  • Nuremberg Weston Volunteer Fire Co., $13,790;
  • Pioneer Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Co., $13,106;
  • Plymouth Borough Ambulance Association Inc., $7,202;
  • Plymouth Borough Fire Co., $12,423;
  • Plymouth Township Fire and Rescue Tilbury Station, $11,511;
  • Slocum Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $19,169;
  • Stickney Fire Co. No. 1, $11,511;
  • Sugar Notch Fire & Hose Co. No. 1, $11,739;
  • Warrior Run Volunteer Fire Co., $11,511;
  • Washington Fire Co. No. 5, $11,511;
  • West Hazleton Fire Hose Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, $13,790;
  • White Haven Fire Co. No. 1, $12,423;
  • White Haven Rescue Unit Inc., $7,202;
  • Wright Township Volunteer Firemens Association, $13,562.

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.