Feb. 10, 2022

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that fire and ambulance companies located in the 68th Legislative District will collectively receive $290,496 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, and that mission has become all the more difficult as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Owlett said. “These grants are one way the state seeks to support these vital responders. In fact, we recently approved legislation that will invest another $25 million in EMS providers.”

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.: $13,900.
Smithfield Township Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000.
South Creek Ambulance Association: $8,325.05.
South Creek Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $15,000.
Tri Township Ambulance Association: $8,325.05.
Western Alliance Emergency Services: $8,325.05.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in the 68th District in Potter County: 
Goodyear Hose Company No. 1: $15,000.

Grants were awarded to the following fire and EMS companies in Tioga County: 
Blossburg Fireman’s Ambulance Association: $8,325.05.
Blossburg Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000.
Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Company: $15,000.
Crary Hose Company: $15,000.
Elkland Borough Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000.
Lawrenceville Fire Department: $15,000.
Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $8,325.05.
Mansfield Firemens Ambulance Association: $8,325.05
Mansfield Hose Company: $15,000.
Millerton Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000.
Morris Township Fire Company: $15,000.
Osceola Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $15,000.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital EMS: $8,320.88.
Tioga Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $15,000.
Tioga Volunteer Firemens Ambulance Association Inc.: $8,325.05.
Wellsboro Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000.

Representative Clint Owlett
68th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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