Feb. 12, 2024

HARRISBURG – Grant funding was awarded to several vitally important first responder companies in the 169th District under the PA Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, according to Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover). 
Ten fire companies and ambulance squads in Klunk’s district are recipients of the grants administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The money can be used for construction or renovation, equipment purchases or repairs and existing debt reduction.

“These grants are a small way we can show our support for our first responders,” said Klunk. “Many of our companies are volunteer run, making these grants critically important to ensuring functioning equipment and safety upgrades. We appreciate our first responders who work hard every day to ensure the safety of our communities.”
Grants awarded within the 169th District are:

Glen Rock EMS, $15,000.
Glen Rock Hose and Ladder, $15,006.
Hanover Area Fire and Rescue Commission, $15,000.
Hanover Borough Fire Department, $16,368.
Jefferson Volunteer Fire Co., $13,450.
Penn Township Department of Fire Rescue Services, $16,173.
Pleasant Hill Volunteer EMS, $15,000.
Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Co., $16,951.
Rose Fire Co. EMS, $15,000.
Rose Fire Co. No. 1, $15,201.

The funding for these grants 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, not General Fund tax revenue. 

The funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with the Office of State Fire Commissioner.

Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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