Jan. 28, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) announced that local fire companies and EMS agencies were awarded state grants totaling almost $525,000 from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC).

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and OSFC. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming and not General Fund tax revenue.

“Our first responders are a vital part of our community,” said Tobash. “I congratulate those companies and agencies who received these grants and thank them for their dedication and commitment to public safety. They sacrifice so much of their time and put their own safety on the line to protect us in our communities. This funding is important for a number of upgrades, renovations and critical projects.”

Below is the list of local fire companies and EMS agencies and the amount they received:

Dauphin County

• Berrysburg and Community Fire Company - $13,426.
• Gratz Area Fire Company - $12,468.
• Liberty Hose Company No. 1 - $11,510.
• Liberty Hose Company No. 2 - $11,646.
• Pillow Fire Company - $12,879.
• Reliance Hose Company - $13,426.
• Wiconisco Fire Engine Company No. 1 - $12,468.
• Williamstown Area EMS - $9,192.


Schuylkill County

• Auburn Fire Company - $11,646.
• Auburn Fire Company Ambulance Service - $9,192.
• Community Ambulance Service Club - $9,192.
• Community Fire Company No. 1 of Landingville - $11,787.
• Cressona Fire Company No. 1 - $12,057.
• Donaldson Fire Company No. 1 - $11,920.
• Friedensburg Fire Company No. 1 - $11,920.
• American Hose Company No. 2 - $13,700.
• Good Intent Fire Company No. 1 - $13,974.
• Goodwill Hose Company - $12,057.
• Hegins Area Ambulance Association - $9,192.
• Hegins Valley Fire Rescue - $24,105.
• Humane Fire Company No. 1 of Pottsville - $12,605.
• Joliett Volunteer Fire Company - $11,646
• Klingerstown Fire Company No. 1 - $12,057.
• Liberty Fire Company - $13,290.
• Mahantongo Valley Ambulance Association - $9,192.
• Mahantongo Valley Fire Company – $11,920.
• Mount Carbon Fire Company No. 1 - $11,009.
• Muir Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 - $12,879.
• North End Fire Company - $14,248.
• Orwin Fire Company - $11,501.
• Pine Grove Community Ambulance Association - $9,192.
• Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 - $12,605.
• Rainbow Hose Company No. 1 - $11,920.
• Ravine Fire Company No. 1 - $14,248.
• Sacramento Community Fire Company - $13,153.
• Schuylkill Hose Company No. 2 - $12,879.
• Suedburg Community Fire Company - $11,509.
• Summit Station Fire Company - $11,509.
• Tremont Area Ambulance - $9,192.
• Tremont Fire Company - $11,783.
• Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Tower City - $11,783.
• West End Fire Company No. 3 - $12,194.
• Yorkville Hose and Fire Company No. 1 - $13,563.

The OSFC manages financial assistance programs for the state’s fire, ambulance and rescue organizations intended to help them improve and enhance their capabilities to provide firefighting, ambulance and rescue services.

Remaining grant applicants have until the end of February to complete the paperwork necessary for consideration. For more information visit the OSFC’s website at www.osfc.pa.gov/

For more information about this, or any other state-related issue, contact Tobash’s district office in Schuylkill Haven located at 988 East Main St., by calling 570-385-8235. Information can also be found online at RepTobash.com or Facebook.com/RepTobash.

Representative Mike Tobash
125th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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