Snyder announces more than $361,000 in fire department, EMS grants

HARRISBURG, Feb. 15 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, has announced the award of $361,410 in state grants to more than two dozen local fire and ambulance companies.

“Our firefighters and EMS workers put their lives on the line to protect ours,” Snyder explained. “These grants are crucial in ensuring they can do their jobs to the best of their abilities and, in turn, continue keeping our communities safe.”

The grant list – by county, department and entity – is as follows:

  • Allison Vol. Fire Dept. 2 – Fire Company, $11,911

  • Brownsville Fire Co. No. 1 – Fire Company, $12,833

  • Hiller Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $14,491

  • Hiller Vol. Fire Co. – EMS, $7,037

  • Isabella Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $11,543

  • Luzerne Twp. Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $12,280

  • Masontown Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $12,096

  • Republic Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $13,386

  • South Brownsville Fire Co. No. 1 – Fire Company, $11,994

  • Tower Hill 2 Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $12,096

  • Bobtown Dunkard Vol. Fire Dept. Ambulance – Fire Company, $11,727

  • Bobtown Dunkard Vol. Fire Dept. Ambulance – EMS, $7,037

  • Carmichaels and Cumberland Twp. Volunteer Fire. Dept. – Fire Company, $12,649

  • Center Twp. Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $12,096

  • Clarksville & Community Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $11,543

  • Clarksville & Community Vol. Fire Dept. – EMS, $7,037

  • Crucible Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $11,543

  • Greensboro Monongahela Twp. Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $11,543

  • Jefferson Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $12,096

  • Jefferson Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Service – EMS, $6,895

  • Morris Twp. Vol. Fire – Fire Company, $11,727

  • Mt. Morris Community Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $12,096

  • Nemacolin Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $11,543

  • Nemacolin Vol. Fire Co. – EMS, $7,037

  • New Freeport Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $11,543

  • Rices Landing Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $11,727

  • Rices Landing Vol. Fire Dept. – EMS, $7,037

  • Wayne Twp. Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $11,543

  • Waynesburg Franklin Twp. Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $15,000

  • Denbo-Vesta Six Vol. Fire Dept. – Fire Company, $11,911

  • East Bethlehem Twp. Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $13,386

  • Richeyville Vol. Fire Co. – Fire Company, $13,017

The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. The grants can be used for repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money also can be applied toward the purchase of new equipment or staff training and certification, or it may go to repay debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance.

Snyder noted that recipients still need to complete and return original signed copies of their grant agreements by May 31 in order to receive the funds. She urged any department that needs help with this requirement to contact her nearest district office.