Kosierowski announces over $288,000 in local fire department, EMS grants

CARBONDALE, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today grants totaling $288,265 have been awarded to 19 fire and EMS companies in the 114th Legislative District.

“Our emergency responders do an amazing job at saving lives and keeping our communities safe and secure,” Kosierowski said. “I am pleased to see these companies get the vital funding they need to do their incredible work.”

The grant list in Kosierowski’s district is as follows:

  • $13,700 – Carbondale Fire Company.
  • $11,920 – Columbia Hose Company #5.
  • $12,604 – Cottage Hose Ambulance Corps Inc.
  • $12,331 – Cottage Hose Company #2.
  • $12,567 – Whites Crossing Hose Company.
  • $21,660 – Clarks Summit Fire Company.
  • $21,386 – Justus Vol. Fire Company.
  • $13,165 – Eagle Hose Company.
  • $22,892 – Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Company.
  • $11,920 – Artisan Fire Company.
  • $12,604 – Crystal Fire Company.
  • $23,303 – William Walker Hose Company.
  • $12,331 – Mayfield Hose Company Engine #1.
  • $14,248 – Greenwood Hose Company #1.
  • $12,467 – Lawrence Hose Company #1.
  • $12,878 – Old Forge Hose and Engine Company.
  • $21,523 – Scott Township Hose Company.
  • $12,741 – Taylor Fire and Rescue.
  • $11,646 – Taylor Hose and Engine Company.

Funds will be used to maintain and improve facilities; purchase or repair equipment; debt reduction for facility and equipment improvements; training certifications; education; and career fire departments may use funds to assist with overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are in training.