Feb. 15, 2024

HARRISBURG – More than $270,000 in grant money awarded this week in the 102nd District will support fire companies and emergency medical services as they address building projects, purchase or repair equipment, conduct training, or reduce existing debt, according to Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon).

Established by the Legislature, the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All funding comes from the proceeds generated by slot machine gaming.

“This is an important program that supports first responders without using tax dollars. These men and women are too often tasked with conducting fundraisers in addition to saving lives within their communities, so extra funding can ease that burden,” Diamond said.

Recipient companies in the 102nd District include:

Bellegrove Fire Co., $14,423
Bunker Hill Fire Co., $14,228
Citizens Fire Co. No. 1, $16,951
Fredericksburg Fire Co. No. 1, $14,423
Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1, $14,034
Keystone Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, $16,951
Myerstown First Aid Unit, $10,000
Neptune Fire Co. No. 1, $14,812
Newmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. (for fire service), $13,839
Newmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. (for EMS), $15,000
Northern Lebanon Fire and Emergency Services Inc., $55,951
Schaefferstown Emergency Medical Services Inc., $15,000
Schaefferstown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, $14,617
Union Hose Fire Co. of Annville, $29,951
Union Water Works Fire Co., $13,061

Companies must file an agreement with the Office of State Fire Commissioner to receive the funding.

Representative Russ Diamond
102nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jennifer Fitch

Fire, EMS Grants Awarded to Support First Responders
Russ Diamond touring the Lebanon County Fire Training Center this week.