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Local Fire and Ambulance Companies Receive State Funding, Says Toohil
1/24/2014
HAZLETON – Fire and ambulance organizations in the 116th Legislative District have been awarded nearly $225,000 in funding through the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.

“Our emergency responders are dedicated to saving lives and serving their communities,” said Toohil. “I am pleased we can help them continue that valuable service by providing some additional financial support from the state.”

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.

A total of $30 million in funding was awarded to 2,535 fire and ambulance organizations statewide.

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 local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

• Dennison Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $12,161.20.
• Diamond Engine Hose Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 (Hazleton) – $13,619.31.
• East End Engine and Hose Company No. 3 (Hazleton) – $13,458.11.
• Fearnots Volunteer Fire Company (Freeland) – $13,619.31.
• Fourteenth Ward Fire Company (Hazleton) – $13,619.31.
• Freeland Fire Department – $12,085.86.
• Freeland Northside Ambulance Association – $4,339.94.
• Hazle Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company – $13,453.25.
• Hazleton City Fire Department – $13,619.31.
• Hazleton Heights Volunteer Fire Company – $13,619.31.
• Hazleton Rescue Squad – $13,619.31.
• Nuremberg Weston Volunteer Fire Company (Sugarloaf) – $13,619.31.
• Pioneer Fire Company No. 1 (Hazleton) – $13,619.31.
• Valley Regional Fire and Rescue Inc. (Drums) – $13,619.31.

For more information on Toohil and her legislative priorities, visit www.RepToohil.com or www.Facebook.com/RepToohil

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
RepToohil.com / Facebook.com/RepToohil
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