Pisciottano announces $192K for local EMS, firefighters

Among $2.5 million awarded to Allegheny County emergency services

BALDWIN, Feb. 8 – Over $192,000 has been awarded to support local emergency service agencies through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“Firefighters and EMS workers often risk their own lives to protect our community,” said Pisciottano. “They deserve access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to do their jobs safely. I’ll continue advocating for more state funding from Harrisburg to better outfit our local first responders.”

The following local funding was included among $2.5 million in FCEMSGP grants awarded in Allegheny County:

  • $15,000 to Allegheny County Airport Authority Fire Rescue.
  • $10,000 to Baldwin EMS.
  • $14,000 to Baldwin EMS (Fire).
  • $15,000 to Baldwin Independent Fire Co. No. 1.
  • $15,000 to Citizen’s Hose Co. No. 1 in Glassport.
  • $13,800 to Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department No. 1.
  • $12,600 to Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Co. in West Mifflin.
  • $15,000 to Homeville Volunteer Fire Dept. No. 1.
  • $14,300 to Option Independent Fire Co. in West Mifflin.
  • $15,000 to Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire.
  • $10,000 to Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire (EMS).
  • $14,000 to Skyview Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4 in West Mifflin.
  • $13,500 to West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3.
  • $15,000 to Whitehall Fire Co.

Eligible projects include facility upgrades, equipment, 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 the purposes of new facility construction.

The FCEMSGP is administered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner and makes grants available for volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services and rescue squads. All fire companies, emergency medical service and volunteer rescue squads are eligible to apply for this annual grant program.

A complete list of the $31 million awarded to 2,336 applicants across the state in this round of FCEMSGP funding is available here.