Snyder: Over $390,000 awarded to area first responders

State House votes to extend grant program for four more years

WAYNESBURG, April 20 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today announced that state grants totaling more than $390,000 are coming to 37 fire and ambulance companies in the 50th Legislative District.

"The funding through the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program is vital because our fire and ambulance units need a break from raffles, spaghetti dinners and other fund-raisers as they strive to protect us," Snyder said. "Fortunately, the House recently passed legislation that would extend the program for another four years."

Snyder said the grant program, due to expire at the end of June this year, provides crucial funding -- $30 million a year from slot machine proceeds -- for essential gear and station upkeep.

Besides extending the program through June 2020, Snyder said House Bill 1877 would add career EMS companies as eligible recipients if they are designated as a municipality’s primary EMS provider.

H.B. 1877 now awaits consideration in the state Senate.

Greene County recipients of 2015-16 funding are:

  • Bobtown-Dunkard Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $7,201;

  • Bobtown-Dunkard Volunteer Fire Department, $11,739;

  • Carmichaels-Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Department, $12,650;

  • Center Township Volunteer Fire Co., $12,194;

  • Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Department EMS,$7,201;

  • Clarksville & Community Volunteer Fire Department,$11,511;

  • Crucible Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511;

  • Greensboro-Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Co., $11,511;

  • Greensboro-Monongahela Township Volunteer Fire Co. EMS, $7,201;

  • Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co., $12,194;

  • Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co. EMS, $7,201;

  • Morris Township Volunteer Fire Co., $11,200;

  • Mount Morris Community Volunteer Fire Co., $12,194;

  • Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Co., $10,000;

  • Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Co. EMS, $7,201;

  • New Freeport Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511;

  • Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511;

  • Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $7,201;

  • Richhill Township Volunteer Fire Co. EMS, $7,201;

  • Richhill Township Volunteer Fire Co., $11,511;

  • Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Co., $11,511; and

  • Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co., $13,789.

 

Fayette County recipients in Snyder’s 50th Legislative District are:

 

  • Allison Volunteer Fire Department 2, $11,967;

  • Brownsville Ambulance Service, $7,201;

  • Brownsville Fire Co. No. 1, $12,422;

  • Grindstone Community Volunteer Fire Co., $11,511;

  • Hiller Volunteer Fire Co., $13,789;

  • Hiller Volunteer Fire Co. EMS, $7,201;

  • Isabella Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511;

  • Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Co., $12,422

  • Masontown Volunteer Fire Department, $12,194;

  • Republic Volunteer Fire Co., $13,789;

  • South Brownsville Fire Co. No. 1, $12,194; and

  • Tower Hill 2 Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511.

Washington County recipients include:

  • Denbo-Vesta Six Volunteer Fire Co., $12,194;

  • East Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Co., $13,789; and

  • Richeyville Volunteer Fire Co., $12,878.