Rapp: More than $566,000 Awarded to Fire, Ambulance Companies in 65th District
2/14/2024
WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that fire and ambulance companies in the 65th Legislative District will collectively receive $566,225 in state grants to support their public safety mission.

“Most of our EMTs, paramedics and firefighters in the 65th district are responsible for large coverage areas,” Rapp said. “That means their equipment needs to be primed and ready to go, just like our first responders themselves. These grants will allow our fire departments and ambulance companies to maintain their high standards of safety and preparedness.”

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 (OSFC). 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 reduction of existing debt. All companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive funding. Companies must file a grant agreement with OFSC to receive their grants.
The grants were awarded as follows:

Crawford County
• Bloomfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Bloomfield Township Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $15,000.
• Blooming Valley Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Cambridge Springs Volunteer Fire Department, $13,645.11.
• Centerville Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Centerville Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $12,000.
• The Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $13,061.55.
• Spartansburg Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $13,061.55.
• Spartansburg Volunteer Fire Department Inc. EMS, $15,000.
• Townville Ambulance Service Inc., $15,000.
• Townville Volunteer Fire Department, $13,450.59.
• Venango Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association, $13,839.63.
• Venango Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association EMS, $15,000.

Forest County
• Marienville Volunteer Fire Company Inc., $13,061.55.
• Tionesta Ambulance Service Inc., $14,750.
• Tionesta Volunteer Fire Department, $14,034.16.
• West Hickory Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.

Warren County
• Bear Lake Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• City of Warren Fire Department, $16,173.90.
• City of Warren Fire Department EMS, $15,000.
• Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $14,610.
• Garland Volunteer Fire Company, $13,061.55.
• Lander Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• North Warren Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $14,228.68.
• Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $13,256.07.
• Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department Inc. EMS, $15,000.
• Russell Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $13,061.55.
• Russell Volunteer Fire Department Inc. EMS, $15,000.
• Scandia Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Scandia Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $15,000.
• Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service, $13,256.07.
• Spring Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department, $13,450.59.
• Starbrick Volunteer Fire Department, $13,645.11.
• Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $15,000.
• Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Wrightsville Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $13,839.63.
• Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department, $13,061.55.
• Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department EMS, $15,000.


Representative Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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