Local Volunteer Fire Company, EMS Service Receive State Grants, Maher Says
HARRISBURG —Emphasizing the importance of volunteer emergency first responders, Rep. John Maher (Allegheny/Washington) announced that state grants totaling more than $20,000 are being awarded to a volunteer fire company and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider in the 40th Legislative District.

The Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program awards funding to local organizations for the construction or renovation of a fire company or ambulance service’s primary structure; the purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; training; or debt reduction.

“We are fortunate that so many Pennsylvania residents volunteer their time and services to protect the citizens, properties and communities of this Commonwealth,” said Maher. “In our area, Peters Township Volunteer Fire Company No.1 will receive a state grant of $13,790 through the program, and the Tri-Community South EMS will receive a grant of more than $7,200.”

Funded with state gaming proceeds, the program is administered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).

Representative John Maher
40th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
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