Local Fire and Ambulance Companies Receive State Funding, Says McGinnis
HARRISBURG – Fire and ambulance organizations in the 79th Legislative District have been awarded more than $71,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) announced today.
“Volunteer emergency responders perform a vital service for their communities,” said McGinnis. “I am pleased we are able to provide this additional financial support, which will help them purchase equipment or upgrade their facilities.”
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 79th District that received grants and the amount of the awards:
• City of Altoona Fire Department – $15,000.
• Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company – $14,160.
• Lakemont Volunteer Fire Company – $14,160.
• Logan Township United Fire Department – $28,233.
A total of $30 million in funding was awarded to fire and ambulance organizations statewide.
Representative John McGinnis
79th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Andy Briggs