Kosierowski announces more than $353K in funding for county fire, emergency medical services

HARRISBURG, Feb. 10 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski announced that more than $353,000 has been awarded to fire companies and emergency medical services throughout Lackawanna County.

“Our first responders have continued to answer the call each and every time we’ve needed them,” Kosierowski said. “Sadly, operational costs have continued to rise while the ability to conduct community-wide fundraising has gotten all the more challenging. These funding dollars are going to aid our brave men and women with continuing to provide the vital services we need in our communities.”

Fire and emergency medical service companies awarded the funding are:

  • Carbondale Fire Department Fire Carbondale $15,000.
  • Clarks Summit Fire Co. 1 Inc. Fire Clarks Summit $15,000.
  • Clarks Summit Fire Co. 1 Inc. EMS Clarks Summit $8,325.
  • Columbia Hose Co. No. 5 Fire Carbondale $11,990.
  • Cottage Hose Ambulance Corps Inc. Fire Carbondale $15,000.
  • Cottage Hose Co. No. 2 Fire Carbondale $15,000.
  • Crystal Fire Co. No. 1 Fire Jermyn $15,000.
  • Eagle Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Dickson City LACKAWANNA $14,640.
  • Eagle McClure Hose Co. No. 1 Station 93-3 Fire Taylor $15,000.
  • Grattan Singer Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Simpson $15,000.
  • Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. of Lackawanna County EMS Greenfield Township $8,325.
  • Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. of Lackawanna County Fire Greenfield Township $15,000.
  • Greenwood Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Moosic $15,000.
  • Justus Volunteer Fire Co. EMS Clarks Summit $8,325.
  • Justus Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Clarks Summit $15,000.
  • Lawrence Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Old Forge $15,000.
  • Mayfield Hose Co. Engine No. 1 Fire Mayfield $15,000.
  • Meredith Hose Co. Fire Childs $15,000.
  • Scott Township Hose Co. Fire Scott Township $15,000.
  • Scott Township Hose Co. EMS Scott Township $8,325.
  • Taylor Fire and Rescue Fire Taylor $15,000.
  • Taylor Hose & Engine Co. 1 Fire Taylor $15,000.
  • Whites Crossing Volunteer Firemen and Rescue Co. Inc. Fire Carbondale $15,000.
  • Whitmore Hose Co. Fire Mayfield $15,000.
  • William Walker Hose Co. EMS Jermyn $8,325.
  • William Walker Hose Co. Fire Jermyn $15,000.

According to Kosierowski, funding can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training, education and public outreach, recruitment and retention, construction savings account, and overtime costs associated with backfilling positions.

Additional program eligibility requirements, and important dates and information associated with future program funding rounds may be found online at www.osfc.pa.gov.