Thursday, June 4, 2020

More than $1.2 Million in Grants Awarded to Schuylkill County Fire and EMS

On Thursday, Senator David G. Argall, Representative Neal Goodman, Representative Mike Tobash, and Representative Jerry Knowles announced that 97 Schuylkill County fire departments and EMS companies will soon be receiving grants from the annual Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.
This program, facilitated by the Office of the State Fire Commission, provides funding to local first responders across the state for eligible projects. These grants could go towards facility upgrades, new equipment purchases, or training for new recruits, as well as other projects to help assure the preparedness of our first responders.

“Our brave first responders have put themselves on the line for our safety even more than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Argall. “These grants are well-deserved, and I am thankful that so many local companies will benefit from this program.”

“In the best of times, fund raising can be challenging for our volunteer first responders. The COVID-19 pandemic has made that task extremely difficult. I am pleased many local fire and EMS companies will receive much-needed and well-deserved financial support through this program to help them continue their life-saving work,” said Goodman.

"During trying times, we rely on our first responders more than ever and it's great to know that funding is available through this grant program so that they can continue to provide much needed services to our communities," said Tobash.

“We cannot combat the COVID-19 pandemic without getting these first responders the tools they need to respond to this crisis,” said Knowles. “They often struggle to raise the necessary funds they need to stay in operation. It gives me great satisfaction to know that we are able to provide financial support to our local fire and ambulance companies so they can continue their life-saving services to our communities."

Legislation was recently signed into law that would provide an additional $50 million in grants to assist fire and EMS companies with costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Pittman (R-41), would appropriate money from the federal CARES act to the same fire and EMS companies that were eligible to receive funding from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

A list of all fire and EMS companies that were awarded grants is listed below.

Alert Fire Company No 1, of Saint Clair Fire Company - $12,604.88
Altamont Fire Company 1, of Frackville - $12,604.88
American Fire Co No 1, of Fountain Springs - $12,604.88
American Hose Co 1, of Tamaqua - $14,248.03
American Hose Company, of Ashland, - $12,467.96
American Hose Company 2, of Mahanoy Plane - $13,426.46
American Hose Company Number 2, of Pottsville  - $13,700.31
Auburn Fire Company, of Auburn - $11,646.38
Auburn Fire Company Ambulance Service, of Auburn - $9,192.44
Citizens Fire Co Palo Alto, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $12,604.88
Citizens Fire Company, of  Tamaqua Fire Company - $13,289.53
Citizens Fire Company, of  Middleport Fire Company - $12,194.10
Citizens Fire Company #1, of  Gordon Fire Company - $12,057.17
Citizens Fire Company Branchdale, of  Branchdale Fire Company - $12,467.96
Clover Fire Company, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $11,646.38
Coaldale Volunteer Fire Company No 1, of  Coaldale Fire Company - $14,248.03
Columbia Hose and Steam Fire Company No 1, of  Shenandoah Fire Company - $12,878.74
Columbia Hose Co No 2, of  Saint Clair Fire Company - $12,604.88
Community Ambulance Service Club, of  Tower City EMS - $9,192.44
Community Fire Co New Ringgold, of  New Ringgold Fire Company - $12,194.10
Community Fire Company #1 of Landingville, of  Landingville Fire Company - $11,783.31
Continental Hose Co #3, of  Gilberton Fire Company - $12,057.17
Cressona Fire Co No 1, of  Cressona Fire Company - $12,057.17
Deer Lake and West Brunswick Fire Company No 1, of  Orwigsburg Fire Company - $12,741.81
Donaldson Fire Company No 1, of  Donaldson Fire Company - $11,920.24
East End Fire Company, of  Tamaqua Fire Company - $11,920.24
East End Fire Company No 2, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $11,920.24
Frackville Community Ambulance Association, of  Frackville EMS - $9,192.44
Friedensburg Fire Co No 1, of  Friedensburg Fire Company - $11,920.24
Friendship Fire Company No 1 of Englewood, of  Frackville Fire Company - $14,248.03
Friendship Hose Co Num 1, of  Orwigsburg Fire Company - $12,741.81
Girard Hose Company No 1, of  Girardville Fire Company - $11,783.31
Good American Hose Company No 3, of  Mahanoy City Fire Company - $11,920.24
Good Intent Fire Company, of  New Philadelphia Fire Company - $12,604.88
Good Intent Fire Company No 1, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $13,974.17
Good Will Fire Co No 1 of Minersville, of  Minersville EMS - $9,192.44
Good Will Fire Co No 1 of Minersville, of  Minersville Fire Company - $11,920.24
Good Will Hose Company No 1, of  Frackville Fire Company - $13,152.60
Good Will Hose Company of Cumbola, of  Cumbola Fire Company - $12,057.17
Goodwill Fire Company No 1, of  Port Carbon Fire Company - $13,700.31
Goodwill Hose Company, of  Cressona Fire Company - $12,057.17
Hegins Area Ambulance Association Inc, of  Valley View EMS - $9,192.44
Hegins Valley Fire Rescue, of  Hegins Fire Company - $24,104.88
Hometown Fire Company #1, of  Tamaqua Fire Company - $23,694.10
Humane Fire Company No 1, of  Mahanoy City Fire Company - $11,646.38
Humane Fire Company No 1 of Pottsville, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $12,604.88
Joliett Volunteer Fire Company, of  Joliett Fire Company - $11,646.38
Kaska Volunteer Fire Company, of  New Philadelphia Fire Company - $11,783.31
Klingerstown Fire Co No 1, of  Klingerstown Fire Company - $12,057.17
Lavelle Volunteer Fire Company, of  Lavelle Fire Company - $11,783.31
Liberty Fire Company, of  Schuylkill Haven Fire Company - $13,289.53
Locust Dale Volunteer Fire Company, of  Locust Dale Fire Company - $11,509.46
Mahanoy City Emergency Medical Serv, of  Mahanoy City EMS - $9,192.44
Mahantongo Valley Ambulance Association Inc, of  Pitman EMS - $9,192.44
Mahantongo Valley Fire Company, of  Pitman Fire Company - $11,920.24
Mary D Fire Company Inc, of  Mary D Fire Company - $23,831.03
McAdoo Fire Company Inc, of  McAdoo Fire Company - $37,248.03
McAdoo Fire Company Inc & Ambulance Association, of  McAdoo EMS - $9,192.44
Minersville Fire Rescue, of  Minersville Fire Company - $25,611.10
Mount Carbon Fire Company No 1, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $11,009.00
Muir Volunteer Fire Company No 1, of  Muir Fire Company - $12,878.74
New England Fire Company, of  Tamaqua Fire Company - $13,700.31
New Minersville Fire Company, of  Minersville Fire Company - $12,057.17
Newtown Volunteer Fire Company, of  Tremont Fire Company - $11,920.24
No 1 Emergency & Rescue Squad, of  Tamaqua Fire Company - $13,563.39
North End Fire Company, of  Pine Grove Fire Company - $14,248.03
Orwin Fire Company, of  Tower City Fire Company - $11,509.46
Penn Mahoning Ambulance Association Inc, of  Andreas EMS - $9,192.44
Phoenix Fire Company No 2, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $12,878.74
Phoenix Fire Company No. 2, of  Shenandoah Fire Company - $12,741.81
Phoenix Hose Co No 4, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $11,509.46
Pine Grove Community Ambulance Association, of  Pine Grove EMS - $9,192.44
Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder Co No 1, of  Pine Grove Fire Company - $12,604.88
Pottsville Area Emergency Medical Service Inc, of  Pottsville EMS - $18,382.44
Rainbow Hose Company Num 1, of  Schuylkill Haven Fire Company - $11,920.24
Rangers Hose Company, of  Girardville Fire Company - $13,015.67
Ravine Fire Company No 1, of  Pine Grove Fire Company - $14,248.03
Ringtown Valley Fire and Rescue Co, of  Ringtown Fire Company - $11,920.24
Ryan Township Emergency and Rescue Squad Inc, of  Barnesville EMS - $9,192.44
Ryan Township Fire Co, of  Barnesville Fire Company - $13,426.46
Sacramento Community Fire Company, of  Sacramento Fire Company - $13,152.60
Schuylkill Hose Company No 2, of  Schuylkill Haven Fire Company - $12,878.74
Shenandoah Community Ambulance, of  Shenandoah EMS - $27,572.44
South Cass Citizens Fire Company, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $11,509.46
South Ward Fire Company Inc, of  Tamaqua Fire Company - $13,152.60
Suedburg Community Fire Company, of  Pine Grove Fire Company - $11,509.46
Summit Station Fire Company, of  Summit Station Fire Company - $11,509.46
Tremont Area Ambulance, of  Tremont EMS - $9,192.44
Tremont Fire Company No 1, of  Tremont Fire Company - $12,741.81
Tuscarora Fire Company, of  Tuscarora Fire Company - $14,248.03
Volunteer Fire Co No 1 of Tower City, of  Tower City Fire Company - $11,783.31
Washington Fire Company Community Ambulance, of  Ashland EMS - $9,192.44
Washington Fire Company No 1, of  Ashland Fire Company - $14,111.10
West End Fire & Rescue, of  Mahanoy City Fire Company - $13,015.67
West End Fire Company No 3, of  Tower City Fire Company - $12,194.10
West Penn Fire Co No 1 Inc, of  New Ringgold Fire Company - $11,920.24
William Penn Fire Company No 1, of  Shenandoah Fire Company - $12,741.81
Yorkville Hose & Fire Co No 1, of  Pottsville Fire Company - $13,563.39

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