Deasy: $105,000 in state investments to support local first responders

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 15 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today that seven local fire and ambulance companies were awarded more than $105,000 in state funding.

"This funding will help the fire and EMS teams to continue their critical mission of serving and protecting our neighborhoods with excellence and compassion," Deasy said. "I am proud to advocate for our first responders to secure this financial support so that these companies can make essential upgrades, purchase equipment, and provide comprehensive training and recruitment and retention efforts."

Local fire and EMS companies receiving the grants include:

  • Bower Hill VFD, Fire - $14,812.
  • City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, Fire - $16,368.
  • Crafton Volunteer Fire Department, Fire - $15,590.
  • East Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department, Fire - $14,423.
  • Glendale Hose Company Number One, Fire - $14,812.
  • Greentree Volunteer Fire Company, Fire - $14,034.
  • Scott Township Emergency Medical Services, EMS - $15,000.

The grants come from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Projects and programs eligible for funding include facility upgrades, equipment purchases, debt reduction, training and certification, education and public outreach, and recruitment and retention efforts. Additionally, fire companies were permitted to apply for construction savings accounts for new facility construction.

A full list of fire and EMS companies awarded grants statewide is available here.


House Democrats are committed to promoting better jobs, better schools and better communities. Putting people ahead of politics, House Democrats are leading the charge to lower taxes, help workers save for retirement, put more teachers in local schools, and make communities safer. More information on these successful efforts is at