Central Pennsylvania Fire Departments Receive Federal Grants

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WASHINGTON DC (WHTM) – Seven fire departments in central Pennsylvania are receiving a federal grant totaling more than $834,000.

Congressman John Joyce MD (PA-13) announced funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Firefighters Assistance Grant (AFG) valued at $834,081.88.

The following 13 fire departments in Pennsylvaniae The Congressional District recently received grants:

Biglerville Hose and Truck Co 1, Adams County:

$94,633.33 for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and personal protective equipment

Saxton Area Volunteer Fire Company, Bedford County:

$85,714.28 for personal protective equipment

Geeseytown Community Fire Company, Blair County:

$197,600 for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and personal protective equipment

Lakemont Volunteer Fire Company, Blair County:

$16,600 for lifesaving equipment

Cover Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Cambria County:

$125,409.52 for portable radios and bunker gear worn by firefighters during emergencies

East Taylor Volunteer Fire Company, Cambria County:

$261,904.76 for a Mini-Pumper Fast Attack Truck

Fannett and Metal Fire and Ambulance Company, Franklin County:

$19,224.76 for EMS training kits and rescue equipment

Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association, Westmoreland County:

$32,995.23 for new fire hoses

“Our firefighters and fire responders work tirelessly to keep our communities safe,” said Dr. Joyce. “However, they are often burdened with a lack of resources that can make our communities venerable. Through AFG grants, I am proud to work alongside our first responders to ensure they have the equipment they need to save and protect residents of the 13th state of Pennsylvania.e Congressional District.

The Firefighters Assistance Grant Program is designed to meet the firefighting and emergency management needs of fire departments and unaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Learn more about the AFG program at fema.gov here.

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