Jul. 07, 2021

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that fire and ambulance companies located in the 68th Legislative District will collectively receive more than $320,000 in state grants thanks to the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

“Our fire and EMS personnel risk their lives daily to ensure the safety of our communities. They should not have to worry about being able to afford necessary equipment or maintain the quality of their facilities,” said Owlett. “These grants are one way the state seeks to alleviate some of those worries.”

The grants are awarded through an ongoing 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, and not General Fund tax revenue. All companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive funding.

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. This year, the funding may also be used to offset revenue loss due to limited fundraising opportunities resulting from COVID-19 restrictions.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in the 68th District in Bradford County:

• Oscoluwa Engine and Hose Company Inc.: $12,054.98.
• Smithfield Township Volunteer Fire Department: $12,411.47
• South Creek Ambulance Association: $7,195.20.
• South Creek Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,698.48.
• Tri Township Ambulance Association: $8,993.20.
• Western Alliance Emergency Services: $8,968.02.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in the 68th District in Potter County:

• Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc.: $8,993.20.
• Germania Fire Company: $11,235.
• Goodyear Hose Company No. 1: $12,054.98.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in Tioga County:

• Blossburg Fireman’s Ambulance Association: $8,993.20.
• Blossburg Volunteer Fire Department: $11,698.48.
• Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Company: $12,054.98.
• Clymer Township Volunteer Hose Company: $11,876.73.
• Crary Hose Company: $12,233.23.
• Elkland Borough Volunteer Fire Department: $11,520.24.
• Knoxville-Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company: $12,411.47.
• Lawrenceville Fire Department: $12,411.47.
• Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $8,993.20.
• Liberty Volunteer Fire Company: $11,876.73.
• Mansfield Hose Company: $12,589.72.
• Middlebury Ambulance Association Inc.: $8,993.20.
• Middlebury Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,054.98.
• Millerton Volunteer Fire Department: $14,015.70.
• Morris Firemen’s Ambulance Association: $8,993.20.
• Morris Township Fire Company: $11,520.24.
• Nelson Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,698.48.
• Osceola Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $11,876.73.
• Sabinsville Firemens Ambulance Association: $8,993.20.
• Tioga Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $11,698.48.
• Wellsboro Volunteer Fire Department: $12,946.22.

Representative Clint Owlett
68th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Tricia Lehman