Jan. 28, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced that 20 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 4th District have qualified to receive $223,559.56 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“This is great news for our district,” said Sonney. “Our communities are blessed with hard-working and dedicated fire and ambulance companies. I am pleased we are able to support them with additional funding from the state so they can continue to serve our communities.”

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.

Following is a list of district grants for fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

• Brookside Volunteer Fire Company, $13,426.46.
• Brookside Volunteer Fire Company, EMS, $9,192.44.
• City of Corry Fire Department, $12,194.10.
• Crescent Hose Company, $11,509.46.
• Crescent Hose Company, EMS, $9,192.44.
• Elgin Beaver Dam Hose Company, $11,920.24.
• Fairfield Hose Company, $12,057.17.
• Fairfield Hose Company, EMS, $9,192.44.
• Fuller Hose Company No. 1, $12,604.88.
• Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,057.17.
• Harborcreek Fire Department, $12.878.74.
• Harborcreek Fire Department, EMS, $7,540.99.
• Kuhl Hose Company Inc., $14,248.03.
• Kuhl House Company Inc., EMS, $9,192.44.
• Stancliff Hose Company, $12,194.10.
• Stancliff Hose Company, EMS, $8,383.72.
• Stanford Hose VFD, $12,604.88.
• Union City Volunteer Fire Department, $12,467.96.
• Wattsburg Hose Company, $11,509.46.
• Wattsburg Hose Company, EMS, $9,192.44.

All fire and rescue departments must be actively reporting to PennFIRS to be eligible to receive this grant. If this requirement is not met they will not receive their 2019-20 grant funds. In order to be compliant, the organization must report all incidents using PennFIRS, from Jan. 1, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. This information must be entered into PennFIRS and reported to OSFC by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.

Representative Curt Sonney
4th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Brooke Haskell