Evankovich Announces State Funding for 16 Area Fire and Ambulance Companies
– Sixteen fire and ambulance organizations in the 54th Legislative District have been awarded more than $195,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) announced today.
“Funding for these state grants comes from Pennsylvania gaming revenues and is awarded through the fire commissioner’s office,” said Evankovich. “Our office works closely with local fire and ambulance companies each year to help navigate the sometimes challenging process.”
The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All grants are generated from slot machine gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue.
Grant awards can be used for construction or renovation of facilities, purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.
Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies in the 54th District that received grants and the amount of the awards:
- Fawn Township Volunteer Fire Co. 2 (Natrona Heights) – $11,844.
- Harrison Hills Fire Co. No. 4 (Natrona Heights) – $14,417.
- West Deer EMS (Cheswick) – $7,448.
- West Deer Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 (Gibsonia) – $15,000.
- West Deer Volunteer Fire Dept. No. 2 (Cheswick) – $14,160.
- West Deer Volunteer Fire Dept. No. 1 (Tarentum) – $11,844.
- Export Volunteer Fire Dept. – $11,088.
- Lower Burrell Fire Company No. 3 (EMS) – $7,448.
- Lower Burrell Fire Company No. 3 (fire) – $14,932.
- Markle Volunteer Fire Dept. (Apollo) – $14,932.
- Murrysville Medic No.1 (EMS) – $7,448.
- Murrysville Medic No. 1 (fire) – $11,844.
- Murrysville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $13,619.31.
- Sardis Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 (Murrysville) – $14,800.
- South New Kensington Fire Company – $11,844.
- White Valley Volunteer Fire Department (Export) – $12,101.
A total of $30 million in funding was awarded to fire and ambulance organizations statewide.
Representative Eli Evankovich
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Andy Briggs