Feb. 10, 2017

ELYSBURG – Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) announced today that 36 fire and ambulance organizations throughout the 107th Legislative District will be receiving more than $472,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

“Our volunteer firefighter and EMS organizations serve extremely important roles in our communities, and I know this funding will be much appreciated to help offset some of the costs necessary to operate,” Masser said. “These organizations do so much – from keeping us safe from danger, to participating in local events – their commitment is greatly appreciated.”

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.

Grant awards can be used for construction or renovation of facilities, purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies throughout the 107th District that received grants and the amount of the awards:

Columbia County
  • Aristes Fire Company No. 1, Aristes, $14,159.92.
  • Valley Chemical Fire Company, Numidia, $12,873.32.
Montour County
  • Continental Fire Company No. 3, Danville, $12,101.36.
  • East End Fire Company, Danville, $13,924.
  • Friendship Fire Company No. 1, Danville, $12,616.
  • Goodwill Hose Company No. 4, Danville, $12,101.36.
  • Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Company, Danville, $12,616.
  • Valley Township Fire Company, Danville, $12,873.32.
  • Washington Fire and Hose Company, Danville, $12,358.68.
  • Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company, Washingtonville, $13,387.96.
Northumberland County
  • American Hose and Chemical Fire Company Community Ambulance, Mount Carmel, $13,130.64.
  • Anthracite Steam Fire Company No. 1, Mount Carmel, $15,000.
  • Atlas Fire Company, Mount Carmel, $14,417.24.
  • Beaverdale Fire Company, Mount Carmel, $12,101.36.
  • Brady Fire Association No. 1 of Johnson City, Ranshaw, $13,645.28.
  • Coal Township Rescue Squad Inc., Coal Township, $12,101.36.
  • East End Hose and Fire Company, Coal Township, $11,844.04.
  • Elysburg Fire Company 1, Elysburg, $15,000.
  • Elysburg Fire Company 1 EMS, Elysburg, $7,448.21.
  • Forest Hills Fire Company, Coal Township, $14,159.92.
  • Friendship Fire Engine and Hose Company, Shamokin, $14,674.56.
  • Independence Fire Association, Shamokin, $11,844.04.
  • Kulpmont Fire Company 1, Kulpmont, $14,931.88.
  • Liberty Hose Company, Shamokin, $13,902.60.
  • Locust Gap Fire Company, Locust Gap, $12,101.36.
  • Maine Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1 of Silver Hill, Coal Township, $15,000.
  • Marion Heights Fire Company, Marion Heights, $12,358.68.
  • Mount Carmel Area Rescue Squad, Mount Carmel, $14,417.24.
  • Ralpho Fire Company No. 1, Shamokin, $15,000.
  • Rescue Fire Company, Shamokin, $12,873.32.
  • Shamokin Emergency Squad, Shamokin, $15,000.
  • Stonington Volunteer Fire Company, Sunbury, $14,417.24.
  • Strong Fire Company, Mount Carmel, $13,902.60.
  • Trevorton Community Ambulance Association, Trevorton, $7,448.21.
  • Trevorton Fire Company No. 1, Trevorton, $12,616.
  • West End Fire Association No. 2, Kulpmont, $14,417.24.
For information about any state-related issue, contact Masser’s district office in Elysburg located at 467 Industrial Park Road, by calling 570-648-8017. Information can also be found online at RepMasser.com or Facebook.com/RepMasser.

Representative Kurt A. Masser
107th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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