HARRISBURG – Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) announced today that $906,891 will be awarded to volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 46th District by a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
In the 46th District, Beaver County received $63,127, Greene County received $216,516 and Washington County received $627,248.
The Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program provides grants to improve and enhance firefighting, ambulance and rescue services capabilities of fire companies and emergency medical services throughout the Commonwealth. It is open to all fire and EMS companies, as well as volunteer rescue squads.
Because Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives passed Act 93 of 2020, fire and EMS companies may use the grants for more areas, including education of the public regarding fire prevention and community risk reduction; recruitment and retention programs; volunteer firefighter length of service programs; and revenue loss for grants issued in 2020 or 2021.
“Following a year when fire and EMS companies were prevented from holding their traditional fundraising events because of the pandemic, these grants are especially critical. Many companies were struggling before, and the governor’s edicts made it even more challenging for them,” Bartolotta said. “These grants will help them to continue providing life-saving care.”
Grants may also be used to fund the purchase or repair of equipment, construction or renovation of facilities, debt reduction and training.
CONTACT: Katrina Hanna, 717-787-1463