Keller Announces $225,000 in State Grants for Fire and EMS Companies
NEW BLOOMFIELD – Nineteen fire and EMS organizations in the 86th Legislative District have been awarded more than $225,000 in funding through the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) announced today.

“I once served as a volunteer firefighter and am well aware of the financial challenges faced by these organizations, which provide lifesaving services to our communities,” said Keller. “These state grants are designed to help ease the burden of their equipment and training costs.”

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.

Following is a list of the fire and EMS organizations in the 86th Legislative District receiving grants and the amount of their awards:

Cumberland County

• Cumberland Valley Hose Company No. 2 – $14,860.55
• Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Company – $14,676.26.
• Shippensburg Area Emergency Medical Services – $7,037.40.
• Vigilant Hose Company No. 1 – $13,939.07.

Perry County

• Citizens Fire Company No. 1 of Newport – $14,307.66.
• Duncannon Emergency Medical Services Inc. – $7,037.40.
• Duncannon Fire Company Inc. No. 1 – $15,000.
• Ickesburg Fire Company Inc. – $13,017,59.
• Landisburg Fire Company Ambulance – $3,545.56.
• Landisburg Volunteer Fire Company – $13,201.89.
• Liverpool Emergency Medical Services – $7,037.40.
• Liverpool Volunteer Fire Company – $14,491.96.
• Marysville Fire Company – $12,464.70.
• Millerstown Ambulance League – $7,036.69.
• Millerstown Fire Department – $11,911.82.
• New Bloomfield EMS – $14,077.40.
• New Bloomfield Fire Company Inc. – $15,000.
• Shermans Dale Community Fire Company – $15,000.
• Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $11,553.23.

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.

All grants are generated from slot machine gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue.

Representative Mark Keller
86th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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