Local Fire, Ambulance Organizations to
Receive $286,000 in State Grants
– House Speaker Sam Smith today announced that volunteer fire and ambulance
associations in Jefferson and Indiana counties will receive more than $286,000
in state grant funding this year.
funds help to ensure the safety of citizens and the continued operation of the
volunteer fire and EMS organizations that sustain our communities during
emergencies,” Smith said. “Every dollar
counts in these budgets. The money
awarded under this very successful and extremely important program will help
ensure that the emergency responders we depend upon will be there when we need
total award for volunteer fire companies is $258,635. Recipients include Cherry Tree, Commodore, Marion
Center, Plumville and Rossiter in Indiana County; and Big Run, Brockway,
Brookville, Central, Corsica, Elk Run, Friendship, Knox, McCalmont, Oliver,
Perry, Pinecreek, Reynoldsville, Ringgold, Summerville and Sykesville in
companies from Brockway, Reynoldsville and Citizens in Indiana County and
Jefferson County EMS will also receive nearly $28,000 in grant funds.
grants may be used for construction and renovation of a company’s station, the
purchase or repair of equipment, training and debt reduction. The maximum amount is $15,000 for volunteer
fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services.
Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Grant Program was established by the
General Assembly in 2007 with funding for grants coming from state gaming