HARRISBURG – Rep. John Schlegel (R-Lebanon) announced today that 21 fire companies in the 101st Legislative District have been awarded about $210,000 in state grants through the 2022-23 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. The grants are the local share of more than $31 million being awarded statewide.
The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training, debt reduction, education and public outreach, as well as staff recruitment and retention efforts.
“Residents of the 101st District rely on our emergency services to save lives and property. This funding will help ensure that essential equipment, services and personnel are there when we need them,” said Schlegel. “In recent years, the number of volunteer firefighters, EMS and rescue personnel has dropped to alarming levels. I am pleased that, in addition to maintaining the infrastructure and tools used by these essential services, the funding will also help with recruitment and retention of personnel.”
The grant recipients are as follows:
Ebenezer Fire Co. $12,844.
Friendship Fire Co. $12,844.
Glenn Lebanon Fire Co. $12,598.
Goodwill Fire Co. No.1 $13,581.
Goodwill Fire Engine & Hose Co. No.5 $12,107.
Independent Fire $12,844.
Lebanon Chemical Engine & Insurance Patrol Co. No.1 $14,072.
Lebanon Fire Dept. $11,861.
Lebanon Hook & Ladder Co. No.1 $12,844.
Liberty Fire Department No.3 $13,581.
Neversink Fire Co. $13,581.
Perseverance Fire Co. $12,107.
Prescott Community Fire Co. $12,598.
Quentin Volunteer Fire Co. $12,107.
Recue Hose Co. No.4 $13,826.
Rural Security Fire Co. $12,844.
South Lebanon Fire Co. No.1 $27,537.
Speedwell Engine & Hose Co. $12,844.
Union Steam Fire Engine & Hose Co. $12,353.
Washington Fire Co. No.8 $14,318.
Weavertown Volunteer Fire Co. No.1 $13,089.
All fire companies, EMS services and volunteer rescue squads are eligible to apply for the annual grant program, which is funded solely with state gaming proceeds. The funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with the Office of State Fire Commissioner.
Representative John Schlegel
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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