– Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced nearly $301,000 in state funding will be shared by 25 fire and emergency medical services (EMS) organizations in Carbon County. The grants range from $8,549 to $14,248.
“We are grateful for the life-saving services these dedicated first responders provide for communities in Carbon County,” said Heffley. “I am pleased to see so many fire and ambulance companies are taking advantage of this state grant program in order to remain viable in future years.”
The funding is part of an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature. 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.
“It’s important for the state to continue to invest in our volunteer fire companies and emergency services organizations, which help to keep our communities safe,” said Yudichak. “Making sure our volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel are able to purchase upgraded equipment and receive the latest education and training courses are important to maintaining our residents’ safety and quality of life.”
Fire and ambulance companies are reminded that in order to receive their grants and retain their eligibility for the program, paperwork must be submitted back to the Office of the State Fire Commissioner by Feb. 28.
Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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