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McGinnis Announces $62,000 in State Grants for Fire and EMS Companies
ALTOONA – Five fire and EMS organizations in the 79th Legislative District have been awarded nearly $62,000 in funding through the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) announced today.

“These dedicated public servants are always there for us in our time of greatest need, no matter the hour or the weather,” said McGinnis. “This state program helps to offset the expenses they incur in service to the community.”

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 EMS organizations in the 79th District that received grants and the amount of the awards:

• Altoona Logan Township Mobile Medical Department Authority – $7,037.40.
• City of Altoona Fire Department – $15,000.
• Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company – $13,017.59.
• Lakemont Volunteer Fire Company – $13,939.07.
• Newburg Fire Association – $12,649.

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.

Representative John McGinnis
79th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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