Showing posts with label FEMA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FEMA. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Scheduled for Wednesday Afternoon

In an effort to ensure the effectiveness of emergency communication systems across the United States, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is teaming up with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

FEMA Awards Grants to Schuylkill County Fire Companies

On Thursday, Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) announced that the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded more than $1 million to 11 fire departments across Pennsylvania's Ninth Congressional District through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. 

The projects funded through these grants will provide for professional training, wellness and fitness programs, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety.

The following departments received funding in Schuylkill County

  • North End Fire Company, Pine Grove, $164,000
  • Sheppton Oneida Volunteer Fire Company, Sheppton, $17,142.85
  • Ravine Fire Company, Pine Grove, $78,500
  • Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, $107,014.28
Also receiving funding within the 9th District were:
  • Strausstown Volunteer Fire Company #1, Bernville, $30,000
  • Atlas Fire Company, Mount Carmel, $39,809.52
  • Muhlenberg Township Fire & Rescue, Inc., Temple, $387,431.81
  • Glen Lyon-Alden Volunteer Hose Company, Newport Township, $65,476.19
  • Sugarloaf Fire Company Inc., Sugarloaf, $30,476.19
  • Navesink Fire Company, Lebanon, $47,619.04
  • Lehigh & Lausanne Rural Volunteer Fire Company, Weatherly, $105.333.33