Toohil Announces State Grants for Local Fire and EMS Companies
7/7/2021
HARRISBURG – Twenty-six fire and EMS organizations in the 116th Legislative District were awarded more than $305,000 in funding support through the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.

“Our hardworking first responders do such an amazing job protecting lives and property in communities across the region and we are grateful for their dedicated service,” said Toohil. “This annual program provides some much-needed financial assistance so they can continue providing that critical service.”

Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training and education, recruitment and retention, or debt reduction. This year, funds may also be used to supplement operational expenses incurred by the lack of fundraising opportunities resulting from the pandemic.

Following is a list of area fire and EMS organizations that received grants and the amount of the awards:

• American Patient Transport Systems Inc. – $8,993.
• Diamond Engine Hose Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 – $13,837.
• Dorrance Township Volunteer Fire Department – $12,590.
• East End Engine and Hose Company No. 3 – $13,481.
• Fourteenth Ward Fire Company – $11,877.
• Harwood Fire Company – $12,233.
• Hazle Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company – $15,000.
• Hazleton City Fire Department – $15,000.
• Hazleton Heights Volunteer Fire Company – $12,411.
• Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 (fire) – $12,055.
• Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 (EMS) – $8,993.
• Huntington Valley Volunteer Fire Company (fire) – $11,520.
• Huntington Valley Volunteer Fire Company (EMS) – $8,993.
• Mocanaqua Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $11,877.
• Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $11,520.
• Nuremberg Weston Volunteer Fire Company – $12,768.
• Pioneer Fire Company No. 1 – $12,411.
• Pond Hill-Lily Lake Ambulance Association – $8,993.
• Pond Hill-Lily Lake Volunteer Fire Company – $11,698.
• Salem Township Volunteer Fire Company – $13,481.
• Shickshinny Volunteer Ambulance Association Inc. – $8,993.
• Sugarloaf Fire Company – $11,877.
• Sugarloaf Fire Company (EMS) – $8,993.
• Valley Regional Fire and Rescue Inc. (fire) – $13,481.
• Valley Regional Fire and Rescue Inc. (EMS) – $8,993.
• West Hazleton Fire Hose Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 – $13,481.

All grants are generated from slot machine gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue. The ongoing funding program was created by the Legislature.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717-260-6136
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