Local Fire, EMS Companies to Share Nearly $73,000 in State Grants, Watson Says
– Six fire and ambulance companies serving the 144th District in Bucks County will share nearly $73,000 in grants funded by state gaming proceeds, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) said today.
“Fire and ambulance companies face a number of challenges in protecting life and property in our communities, and spend a lot of their time raising funds to ensure they can continue their mission,” Watson said. “That’s why I am glad this flexible grant program exists so that our volunteers can use these funds to best meet their local needs.”
As part of the grant program, recipients can use the funding to build, repair or renovate a fire company or ambulance service’s primary structure; purchase or repair firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; participate in training seminars and workshops; or pay down the organization’s debt.
Fire and emergency medical services that serve the 144th District were awarded the following amounts:
- Chalfont Chemical Fire Engine Company No. 1 -- $14,159.
- Chalfont Emergency Medical Services Inc. -- $7,448.
- Dublin Volunteer Fire Company -- $14,417.
- Hilltown Township Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
- Silverdale Volunteer Fire Company -- $14,417.
- Warrington Community Ambulance Corps -- $7,448.
The grants are administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Fire Commissioner within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).
Representative Kathy Watson
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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