Feb. 14, 2024

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) announced today that fire and ambulance companies in the 66th Legislative District will collectively receive $320,214 in state grants to support their public safety mission.

“Our EMTs, paramedics and firefighters are ready at a moment’s notice to keep Jefferson and Indiana counties safe,” Smith said. “But many of these departments are volunteer or nonprofit organizations. This funding is so important to offset their operating costs, allowing them to continue helping our communities.”

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue.

Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt. All companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive funding. Companies must file a grant agreement with OFSC to receive their grants.

The grants were awarded as follows:

• Big Run Volunteer Fire Company: $14,228.68.
• Brockway Volunteer Fire Hose Company: $14,617.72.
• Brookville Volunteer Fire Company: $13,061.55.
• Central Fire Department: $14,228.68.
• Commodore Volunteer Fire Department: $15,201.29.
• Corsica Volunteer Fire Company: $13,061.55.
• Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company: $13,256.07.
• Glen Campbell Volunteer Fire Department: $13,061.55.
• Jefferson County EMS: $15,000.
• Lindsey Fire Company: $15,979.38.
• Marion Center Volunteer Fire Department: $13,645.11.
• McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company: $14,617.72.
• Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company: $13,256.07.
• Perry Township Jefferson County Volunteer Fire Company: $13,450.59.
• Pinecreek Township Fireman's Association: $13,601.55.
• Plumville District Volunteer Fire Department: $14,228.68.
• Reynoldsville Ambulance Service: $11,326.
• Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Company: $14,423.20.
• Ringgold Area Volunteer Fire Company: $13,061.55.
• Sigel Volunteer Fire Department: $13,256.07.
• Summerville Volunteer Firemen's Association: $13,061.55.
• Sykesville Ambulance Service: $15,000.
• Sykesville Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $15,590.33.

Representative Brian Smith
66th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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