Feb. 14, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. John Schlegel (R-Lebanon) announced today that 12 fire companies in the 101st Legislative District have been awarded nearly $170,000 in state grants through the 2023-24 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

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.

“Emergency services personnel are tasked with saving lives and property, and we rely on them to be there in our times of need,” said Schlegel. “This funding will help ensure our local fire and EMS companies have the tools, personnel and equipment they need to effectively respond to emergencies in our communities.”

This year’s grant recipients are as follows:

Community Fire Co. of Cornwall Borough $14,034.
Ebenezer Fire Co. $13,451.
Friendship Fire Co. $14,229.
Glenn Lebanon Fire Co. $13,645.
Goodwill Fire Engine & Hose Co. No.5 $13,256.
Lebanon Chemical Engine & Insurance Patrol Co. No.1 $14,618.
Lebanon Fire Dept. $14,812.
Lebanon Fire Dept. First Aid and Safety Patrol $15,000.
Lebanon Hook & Ladder Co. No.1 $13,840.
Liberty Fire Department No.3 $14,229.
Neversink Fire Co. $14,812.
Prescott Community Fire Co. $13,451.

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 by July 1, 2024.

Representative John Schlegel
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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