Rapp Announces More Than $333,000 Awarded to Local Fire, EMS Organizations in Crawford, Forest and Warren Counties
4/28/2016
WARREN — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that 33 fire departments and ambulance organizations throughout Crawford, Forest and Warren counties have been awarded more than $333,000 from a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“The financial demands on our local fire and ambulance companies are increasing all the time, with costs adding up quickly for equipment, training and operational expenses,” Rapp said. “These volunteers spend a great deal of their time not only responding to emergencies but raising funds to keep their doors open. This is the least our state can do to help ensure this essential emergency coverage continues.”

Following is a list of fire and ambulance companies serving the 65th District and the amount of their grant awards:

Crawford County 
    • Centerville Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • Centerville Volunteer Fire Department (for EMS operations), $7,201. 
    • City of Titusville Fire Department, $11,739. 
    • Hydetown Volunteer Fire Department, $11,200. 
    • Spartansburg Volunteer Fire Department, $11,739. 
    • Townville Volunteer Fire Department, $11,739. 
    • Townville Volunteer Fire Department (for EMS operations), $7,201.

Forest County 
    • Tionesta Ambulance Service (for EMS operations), $7,201. 
    • Tionesta Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • West Hickory Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511.

Warren County 
    • Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • City of Warren Fire Department, $13,789. 
    • Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department (for EMS operations), $7,201. 
    • Columbus Volunteer Fire Department, $12,422. 
    • Garland Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • Lander Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, $11,967. 
    • Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department (for EMS operations), $7,201. 
    • Scandia Volunteer Fire Department, $11,967. 
    • Scandia Volunteer Fire Department (for EMS operations), $6,604. 
    • Sheffield Ambulance Service (for EMS operations), $7,201. 
    • Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, $11,739. 
    • Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department, $11,967. 
    • Starbrick Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500. 
    • Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department (for EMS operations), $7,201. 
    • Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511. 
    • Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department (for EMS operations), $7,201. 
    • Wrightsville Volunteer Fire Department, $12,422. 
    • Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department, $11,511.

All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, 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 debt reduction.

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Representative Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: 814.723.5203
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