Kulik: $185,053 in state funding awarded to support local fire, EMS

Funding can be used for equipment, training, other expenses

CORAOPOLIS, Feb. 11 – Just days after casting a vote in support of a bipartisan effort to send relief funding to local EMS organizations hit hard by the pandemic, state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, has announced local fire and EMS organizations will receive more than $185,000 in state funding.

“Our local fire and EMS first responders are quick to the answer the call when we need help, and today the state is helping them by delivering this critical funding to help them get the job done,” Kulik said. “I know how tough it is to get volunteers, or to try to fund equipment or training, which is why I’ve supported previous initiatives to send resources to these selfless local heroes.”

Local fire and EMS companies receiving the grants announced today include:

  • Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Dept. – $15,000.
  • Carnegie Volunteer Fire and Rescue - $12,490.
  • Coraopolis Volunteer Fire Dept. - $15,000.
  • East Carnegie Volunteer Fire Dept. - $15,000.
  • Emsworth Volunteer Fire Co. - $14,711.
  • Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Dept. - $14,100.
  • Glendale Hose Co. Number One - $13,777.
  • Kennedy Township Ind Volunteer Fire Co. - $15,000.
  • Moon Run Volunteer Fire Dept. - $15,000.
  • Neville Island General Volunteer Fire Dept. – $15,000.
  • Robinson EMS – $8,325.
  • Scott Township EMS - $8,325.05.
  • Stowe Township Volunteer Fire Dept. - $15,000.
  • Valley Ambulance Authority - $8,325.

The grants come from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

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

Earlier this week Kulik voted to pass bipartisan legislation that would send $25 million in emergency funding to EMS companies across Pennsylvania, and during the pandemic backed efforts to also get emergency grants to local fire and EMS companies.