Burns: Johnstown awarded $100k to bolster emergency services

Will fund facility improvements and repairs, equipment

EBENSBURG, Sept. 15 – Building on his commitment to strengthen public safety and support the district’s first responders, state Rep. Frank Burns announced today that the city of Johnstown has secured $100,000 in state funding to boost resources for emergency services.

Burns, D-Cambria, said the funding from the Emergency Training Center Capital Grant program may be used for facility improvements, repairs and equipment.

“Our district’s first responders are incredibly vigilant, standing ready to protect our communities 24/7, regardless of the danger,” Burns said. “But like so many rescue workers statewide, they’re forced to contend with budgetary constraints that can threaten resources and impact emergency response capabilities.

“Securing this funding is going to help ensure that Johnstown’s frontline heroes have the resources they need – from updated equipment to hazard-free facilities – to stay safe as they continue their lifesaving work.”

The Emergency Training Center Capital Grants Program is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner and provides funding to emergency services training centers, community colleges, county-owned facilities, municipal or fire department-owned facilities and nonprofit countywide associations.

Organizations may use the funding to purchase or repair firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment and to acquire, construct or renovate buildings that store equipment or house ambulances and rescue vehicles.

More information on the funding is available here: