Feb. 16, 2024

HARRISBURG – More than $240,000 in grant money awarded this week in the 80th District will support fire companies and emergency medical services as they address building projects, purchase or repair equipment, conduct training, or reduce existing debt, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair/Huntingdon).

Established by the Legislature, the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All funding comes from the proceeds generated by slot machine gaming.

“This is an important program that supports first responders without using tax dollars,” Gregory said. “Our first responders serve tirelessly in our communities regardless of weather conditions, time of day, or the other commitments in their lives. We owe them so much gratitude.”

Recipient companies in the 80th District include:

Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Co., $14,423
Blazing Arrow Hook and Ladder Co., $15,979
Claysburg Volunteer Fire Co., $14,372
Duncansville Emergency Medical Services, $15,000
Excelsior Fire Co. No. 1, $16,951
Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Co., $14,617
Friendship Fire Co. No. 1, $16,951
Geeseytown Community Fire Co., $15,201
Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service Inc., $15,000
Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $16,951
Neptune Steam Fire Co. No. 1, $14,812
Phoenix Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 1, $14,034
Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Co., $13,645
Sinking Valley Volunteer Fire Co., $13,256
Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $14,812
Warriors Mark Franklin Volunteer Fire Co., $14,034

Representative Jim Gregory
80th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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