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Local Fire and Ambulance Companies Receive State Funding, Says Toohil
1/27/2015
HAZLETON – Fire and ambulance organizations in the 116th Legislative District have been awarded more than $250,000 in funding through the 2014-15 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced today.

“We appreciate these groups for their dedicated service to our communities,” said Toohil. “I am pleased we are able to provide some additional state support that will allow them to continue performing their life-saving efforts.”

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.

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:

 • Diamond Engine Hose Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 – $14,284.70.
 • Dorrance Township Volunteer Fire Department – $20,621.45.
 • East End Engine and Hose Company No. 3 – $14,007.69.
 • Fourteenth Ward Fire Company (Hazleton) – $14,284.70.
 • Harwood Fire Company – $13,730.67.
 • Hazleton City Fire Department – $14,284.70.
 • Hazleton Heights Volunteer Fire Company – $14,284.70.
 • Hazleton Rescue Squad – $14,284.70.
 • Nescopeck Ambulance Association – $7,444.80.
 • Nescopeck Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $11,514.58.
 • Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $12,068.60.
 • Nuremberg Weston Volunteer Fire Company – $14,284.70.
 • Pioneer Fire Company No. 1 – $14,284.70.
 • Salem Township Volunteer Fire Company – $14,284.70.
 • Shickshinny Volunteer Ambulance Association Inc. – $7,444.80.
 • Shickshinny Volunteer Fire Company – $11,514.58.
 • Sugarloaf Fire Company – $19,512.40.
 • Valley Regional Fire and Rescue Inc. – $21,729.50. 

A total of $30 million in funding was awarded to 2,475 fire and ambulance organizations statewide.

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

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
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