Feb. 06, 2023

HARRISBURG — Rep. Andrew Kuzma (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced that 18 fire and emergency medical services companies serving the 39th Legislative District were awarded almost $300,000 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service grants. 

“Fire and ambulance service personnel go above and beyond on a daily basis to keep us safe and help us in emergencies,” Kuzma said. “These grants are a small way to help them do their job. Many emergency service personnel devote a lot of time to raise funds. The grants help lighten this burden a little.”

This grant program was initiated in 2000 and is open to all fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads in Pennsylvania. Grant awards can be used for construction or repair of facilities, purchase or repair of equipment, debt reduction and training. The funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Fire and emergency medical services companies that serve the 39th District were awarded the following amounts:

Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company – $15,000.
Broughton Volunteer Fire Company – $15,000.
Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company – $11,550.
Carroll Township Fire Department – $14,563. 
Elizabeth Borough Volunteer Fire Company – $28,274.
Elizabeth Township Fire Department – $39,774.
Elrama Volunteer Fire Company of Union Township – $15,000. 
Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department – $12,107.
Jefferson Hills Fire Rescue-Floreffe Volunteer Fire Company Station 2 – $12,598.
Forward Township Volunteer Fire Company Station 155 – $11,861.
Gallatin Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department – $15,000.
Jefferson Hills Fire-Rescue – $14,809.
Monongahela Fire Department – $12,598.
New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department – $12,107.
Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Company – $14,809.
SouthEast Regional EMS – $30,000.
Tri-Community Ambulance – $10,000.
Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department – $13,335.

The 39th Legislative District includes Elizabeth, Forward and South Park townships and Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills and West Elizabeth boroughs in Allegheny County; and Union and part of Carroll townships, Finleyville and New Eagle boroughs, and the city of Monongahela in Washington County.

Representative Andrew Kuzma
39th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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