Pisciottano: $231,000 awarded to local fire and EMS companies

State grants fund regional emergency services

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21 – Over $231,000 was awarded to local fire and EMS agencies through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced today.

“Funding first responders is one of the best ways we can spend our tax dollars,” said Pisciottano, D-Allegheny. “Ensuring firefighters and EMS workers have the right tools and adequate facilities is fundamental to community safety.”

State grants were awarded to the following agencies serving the 38th Legislative District:

  • $15,785 to Baldwin EMS (Fire).
  • $30,000 to Baldwin EMS.
  • $15,000 to Baldwin Independent Fire Co.
  • $20,720 to Citizens Hose Co.
  • $16,368 to City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire.
  • $15,000 to City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire (EMS).
  • $15,201 to Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • $13,840 to Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Co.
  • $15,590 to Homeville Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • $15,007 to Option Independent Fire Co.
  • $15,007 to Skyview Volunteer Fire Co.
  • $15,007 to South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Co.
  • $14,229 to West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co.
  • $14,685 to Whitehall Fire Co.

The money, which is distributed by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training and certification, education and public outreach, and recruitment and retention efforts. Additionally, fire companies are permitted to apply for construction savings accounts for the purposes of new facility construction.