Rapp Announces More Than $270,000 in Fire and Ambulance Grants Enroute to Forest, McKean and Warren Counties
Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) announced today that 31 volunteer fire and ambulance organizations throughout Forest, McKean and Warren counties have been awarded approximately $271,587.62 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
“I am very pleased once again to see that hundreds of thousands of dollars will benefit first responders throughout Warren, Forest and McKean counties,” said Rapp. “Many of these companies struggle to pay basic necessities, such as fuel and other operating costs, and have little money left to upgrade their facilities or their equipment.   I continue to support this funding because it is specifically designed to help them meet basic needs and to improve their services. I applaud all of the men and women of our volunteer companies for applying for this funding, and most importantly, for serving their communities.”
Specific emergency response providers and grant amounts awarded are as follows:
Forest County
  • Tionesta Borough Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service, $14,581.
  • West Hickory Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500. 
McKean County
  • Mount Jewett Fire Department, $9,686.46.
  • Lafeyette Volunteer Fire Department, $9,686.46.
  • Mount Jewett Area Ambulance Association, $9,686.46.
  • Kane Volunteer Fire Department, $9,669.65.
  • Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500. 
Warren County
  • Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), $14,977.26.
  • Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service, $14,790.29.
  • Russell Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, $14,603.32.
  • Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, $14,416.86.
  • Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, $14,416.86.
  • Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, $14,416.86.
  • Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, $14,284.11.
  • Glade Township Volunteer Fire Department, $10,584.13.
  • North Warren Volunteer Fire Department, $10,041.04.
  • Scandia Volunteer Fire Department, $9,873.43.
  • Wrightsville Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $9,873.43.
  • Spring Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $9,686.46.
  • Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Columbus Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Garland Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Lander Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500. 
Grant awards may be used for construction or renovation of a fire company or ambulance facility; purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; training; or debt reduction.
Rep. Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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