HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler) announced numerous local fire companies and EMS agencies were awarded state grants totaling more than $209,000 from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC).
The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and OSFC. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming and not General Fund tax revenue.
“I congratulate the first responders who received these grants and thank them for their dedication and commitment to public safety,” Marshall said.
All fire and rescue departments must be actively reporting to PennFIRS to be eligible to receive this grant. If this requirement is not met, they will not receive their 2019-20 grant funds. To be compliant, the organization must report all incidents using PennFIRS, from Jan. 1, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. This information must be entered into PennFIRS and reported to OSFC by Friday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m.
Below is the list of local fire companies and EMS squads and the amount they received:
• Big Knob Volunteer Fire Department: $13,152.60.
• Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department: $12,057.17.
• Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department: $13,837.24.
• Darlington Township Volunteer Fire Department: $12,878.74.
• Daughtry Township Volunteer Fire Department: $12,741.81.
• Hookstown Volunteer Fire Department: $12,878.74.
• Industry Borough Volunteer Fire Department: $12,741.81.
• Northwestern Emergency Medical Service: $9,192.44.
• Patterson Heights Volunteer Fire Department: $12,057.17.
• Patterson Township Volunteer Fire Department: $11,920.24.
• Rochester Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1: $25,748.03.
• West Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department: $11,509.46.
• Evans City Area Volunteer Fire Department: $14,111.10.
• Harmony Emergency Medical Service: $9,192.44.
• Harmony Fire District: $25,748.03.
Representative Jim Marshall
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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