Feb. 06, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford) today announced that fire and ambulance companies in Tioga County will collectively receive $272,110 in state grants thanks to the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. 

“Our fire and EMS personnel risk their lives daily to ensure the safety of our communities, and that mission has become more difficult as costs increase,” Owlett said. “These grants are one way the state seeks to support these vital responders.”

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. In order to receive funding, recipients must file a grant agreement with OSFC.

The grants were awarded as follows: 
Big Elm Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc.: $12,106.88.
Blossburg Fireman’s Ambulance Association: $10,000.
Blossburg Volunteer Fire Department: $12,352.51.
Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Company: $12,598.14.
Clymer Township Volunteer Hose Company: $12,352.51.
Crary Hose Company: $13,335.03.
Elkland Borough Volunteer Fire Department: $12,843.77.
Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company: $13,089.40.
Lawrenceville Fire Department: $12,843.77.
Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ambulance Association Inc.: $10,000.
Mansfield Firemens Ambulance Association: $10,000.
Mansfield Hose Company: $13,089.40.
Middlebury Ambulance Association Inc.: $10,000.
Middlebury Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,598.14.
Millerton Volunteer Fire Department: $15,000.
Morris Firemans Ambulance Association Inc. $10,000.
Morris Township Fire Company: $12,106.88.
Nelson Volunteer Fire Company Inc.: $11,861.25.
Sabinsville Firemens Ambulance Association: $10,000.
Tioga Volunteer Fire Department Inc.: $12,106.88.
Tioga Volunteer Firemens Ambulance Association Inc.: $10,000.
Wellsboro Firemens Ambulance Association: $10,000.
Wellsboro Volunteer Fire Department: $13,826.29.

Representative Clint Owlett
68th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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