Helm Announces State Funding for 12 Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Companies
HARRISBURG – Twelve fire and ambulance organizations in the 104th Legislative District have been awarded more than $166,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) announced today.

“These state funds help to ensure the continued operation of the fire and ambulance companies that provide vital services to our communities during emergencies,” Helm said. “I am pleased we are able to offer this additional financial support to our dedicated volunteers.”

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.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies in the 104th District that received grants and the amount of the awards:

Dauphin County

• Carsonville Fire Company 1 – $13,645.
• Citizens Fire Company No. 1 of Penbrook – $13,388.
• Dauphin/Middle Paxton Fire Company No. 1 – $14,675.
• Fisherville Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $14,932.
• Grantville Volunteer Fire Company – $15,000.
• Halifax Fire Department – $15,000.
• Lawnton Fire Company – $14,675.
• Millersburg Fire Company 1 – $14,760.
• Progress Fire Company – $15,000.
• Susquehanna Township Medical Services Inc. – $7,448.

Lebanon County

• Bellegrove Fire Company – $13,131.
• Ono Fire Company – $14,600.

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

Representative Sue Helm
104th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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