Snyder announces nearly $313,000 in local fire department, EMS grants

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, has announced the award of $312,703 in state grants to more than two dozen fire and ambulance companies in the 50th Legislative District.

The grants are made possible by the state’s Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, and can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money can also be applied toward the purchase of new equipment, training and certification of staff, or toward repayment of equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance.

“Our volunteer firefighting and EMS organizations do a tremendous job serving our local communities,” Snyder said. “These funds are instrumental in helping these volunteer organizations meet financial challenges and continue to provide these life-saving and sustaining services to our communities.”

The grant list – by county, department and entity – is as follows:

Greene County: $184,721

Carmichaels and Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Department – $12,667.
Center Township Volunteer Fire Company – $12,007.
Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,512; EMS, $7,155.
Greensboro Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Company –$11,512.
Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company – $12,007.
Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Service – $7,155.
Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department – $11,677.
Mt. Morris Community Volunteer Fire Company – $11,677.
Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $11,512; EMS, $5,723.
New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department – $11,512.
Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $11,677; EMS, $5,711.
Richhill Township Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $11,512; EMS: $3,382.
Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company – $11,512.
Waynesburg Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company – $14,811.

Fayette County: $90,146

Allison Volunteer Fire Department – $11,842.
Brownsville Fire Company No. 1 – $12,667.
Brownsville Ambulance Service – $7,155.
Hiller Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Company, $14,151; EMS, $7,155.
Masontown Volunteer Fire Department – $12,007.
Republic Volunteer Fire Company – $13,162.
Tower Hill 2 Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Company, $12,007.

Washington County: $37,836

Denbo-Vesta Six Volunteer Fire Department –$11,842.
East Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company – $13,162.
Richeyville Volunteer Fire Company – $12,832.