– Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that 12 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 62nd legislative district have been awarded approximately $144,559 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
“Our volunteer first responders risk their lives to protect ours in our most desperate moments, but they also spend a significant amount of time fundraising in order to afford the equipment and training they need to do their jobs well,” said Struzzi. “I’m grateful for these grants to our local volunteer fire and ambulance companies so they can use these funds to best serve the needs of their communities.”
Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:
• Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, $11,920.
• Aultman Volunteer Fire Association, $11,509.
• Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company, $13,152.
• Brush Valley Township Volunteer Fire Company, $11,509.
• Cherryhill Township Volunteer Fire Company, $13,015.
• Citizens Ambulance Service, $9,192.
• Clyde Volunteer Fire Department, $11,509.
• Clymer Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $13,152.
• Coral Graceton Volunteer Fire Company, $11,509.
• Creekside Volunteer Fire Company, $11,646.
• Homer City Volunteer Fire Company, $12,194.
• Indiana Fire Department, $14,248.
All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue. Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or debt reduction.
Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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