Harrisburg, Mercer County

Thirteen fire and EMS grants awarded to the 7th District

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9 – Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner has awarded 13 grants to fire and EMS companies within his district through its Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

“First responders, many of whom are volunteers, put their lives on the line every day to ensure those living in our communities are safe,” Longietti said. “I hope the funds from these grants help in some way, whether through training, purchasing equipment, for facilities or career development.”

The companies that received 2017-18 grants in the 7th District include:

Clark Volunteer Fire Department $12,649

Farrell Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. $12,649

Greenville Fire Department $13,939

Greenville Volunteer Fire Company $12,280

Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department Inc.$15,000

Patagonia Volunteer Fire Department $12,464

Sharon Fire Department $14,307

Sharpsville Volunteer Fire Department $13,754

South Pymatuning Township Volunteer Fire Assoc.$11,543

Transfer Volunteer Fire Department $14,123

West Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department $13,386

West Salem Fire Department $12,096

Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department $11,727

Applications for the grant program are available in September and the program is open to all fire companies, emergency medical services and volunteer rescue squads.

“Again, congratulations to all the fire and medical personnel, and thank you for all that you do,” Longietti added.