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.