Kosierowski announces more than $504,000 in COVID-19 grants for local fire, EMS agencies

HARRISBURG, Oct. 9 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced that state grants totaling $504,144 have been awarded to help local emergency services organizations offset the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through Act 26, Kosierowski said the state made $50 million in grants available to fire and emergency medical services organizations that were affected by the pandemic, which includes 22 in the 114th Legislative District:

  • Artisan Fire Co.: $23,014.
  • Carbondale Fire Department: $24,794.
  • Clarks Summit Fire Co. 1 Inc.: $23,562.
  • Cottage Hose Ambulance Corps Inc.: $23,699.
  • Cottage Hose Co. No. 2: $23,425.
  • Crystal Fire Co. No. 1: $23,699.
  • Eagle Hose Co. No. 1: $24,729.
  • Eagle McClure Hose Co. No.1: $24,384.
  • Grattan Singer Hose Co. No. 1: $22,740.
  • Greenfield Twp. Volunteer Fire Co.: $22,603.
  • Greenwood Hose Co. No. 1: $25,342.
  • Justus Volunteer Fire Co.: $23,288.
  • Mayfield Hose Co. Engine 1: $23,425.
  • Meredith Hose Co.: $23,425.
  • Scott Twp. Hose Co.: $23,425 (FIRE) and $15,048 (EMS).
  • Taylor Fire & Rescue: $23,836.
  • Taylor Hose Co. No. 1: $22,740.
  • White’s Crossing Hose Co.: $23,562.
  • Whitmore Hose Co.: $23,151.
  • William Walker Hose Co.: $25,205 (FIRE) and $15,048 (EMS).

“Our first responders put themselves in the face of danger every single day to keep us, our loved ones and our communities safe,” Kosierowski said. “These brave and selfless emergency crews have continued to answer the calls during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we need to ensure these companies have the funds they need for special protection and sanitizing equipment so they can continue their life-saving operations in these uncertain times.”

The funding can be used for operational and equipment expenses.

More information about the grants is available here