Jan. 21, 2020

UNIONTOWN – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) announced numerous local fire companies and EMS agencies were awarded state grants totaling more than $280,000 from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC).

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and OSFC. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming and not General Fund tax revenue.

“Our local firefighters and EMS teams are highly valued in our communities – as they should be,” said Dowling. “They sacrifice so much of their time and put their own safety on the line to protect us in our communities. This funding is one important way we can help support their efforts.”

Below is the list of local fire companies and EMS squads and the amount they received:

Fayette County

• Adah Volunteer Fire Department: $12,878.74.
• Chief Williams Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Department: $12,741.81.
• Collier Volunteer Fire Department of Georges Township: $11,783.31.
• Edenborn Volunteer Fire Department: $11,783.31.
• Fairchance Volunteer Fire Company: $12,741.81.
• Farmington Volunteer Fire Department: $14,248.03.
• Fayette Emergency Medical Service: $9,192.44.
• Footedale Volunteer Fire Department: $11,646.38.
• Keystone Fire Company: $12,467.96.
• Markleysburg Henry Clay Volunteer Fire Department: $12,331.03.
• McClellantown Volunteer Fire Company: $5,568.
• Normalville Area Volunteer Fire Department: $12,467.96.
• Ohiopyle Stewart Volunteer Fire Company: $11,920.24.
• Point Marion Volunteer Fire Company: $12,057.17.
• Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department: $11,920.24.
• South Union Volunteer Fire Company: $12,057.17.
• Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Company: $12,331.03.

Somerset County

• Addison Volunteer Fire Company: $14,111.10.
• Confluence Volunteer Fire Company: $12,194.10.
• Garrett Volunteer Fire Company: $11,646.38.
• Meyersdale Area Ambulance Association Inc.: $9,192.44.
• Meyersdale Volunteer Fire Department: $12,604.88.
• Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department: $12,331.03.
• Somerset Area Ambulance Association: $9,192.44.

Representative Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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