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State Grants Awarded to Local Fire and Ambulance Companies, Says McGinnis
ALTOONA – Fire and ambulance organizations in the 79th Legislative District have been awarded nearly $74,000 in funding through the 2015-16 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) announced today.

“We all recognize the importance of emergency responders in our communities,” said McGinnis. “These dedicated volunteers are there for us in the dead of winter and the heat of summer, no matter the time of day. These state grants will allow them to continue to protect our lives and property.”

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.

Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training or reduction of existing debt.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

• Altoona Logan Township Mobile Medical Department Authority – $7,201.70.
• City of Altoona Fire Department – $13,561.96.
• Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company – $13,334.12.
• Lakemont Volunteer Fire Company – $13,789.79.
• Logan Township United Fire Department – $13,789.79.
• Newburg Fire Association – $12,194.96.

A total of $30 million in funding was awarded to 2,538 fire and ambulance organizations statewide.

Representative John McGinnis
79th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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