Daley announces funding for area fire, EMS companies

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today $105,000 in state funding to support fire and EMS services in the 148th Legislative District.

The grants were awarded through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, administered by the Office of State Fire Commissioner.

Daley said the money can be used for facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training and certification, education and public outreach, and recruitment and retention efforts.

“Our local fire and EMS companies deliver lifesaving public services,” Daley said. “At a time when we are losing many firefighting and EMS volunteers and professionals, these state grants help retain staff and attract worthy recruits through education, equipment upgrades, training and certification, and recruitment. Without our fire and EMS services, our communities would suffer tremendously. I will always help these critical organizations realize these funding opportunities so they can continue to provide critical services to our communities.”

Below are the companies in the 148th District, along with their funding awards.

  • Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1                            $15,000
  • Belmont Hills Fire Co.                                                $15,000
  • Gladwyne Fire Co.                                                    $15,000
  • Narberth Fire Co.                                                      $15,000
  • Penn Wynne Overbrook Hill Fire Co.                          $15,000
  • Union Fire Association of Lower Merion                      $15,000
  • Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association         $15,000

Due to the popularity of the program this year, not all applications were fully funded, and final awards were determined on a prorated basis. A complete list of grant awardees, as well as additional program eligibility requirements and important dates and information associated with future FCEMSGP funding rounds, may be found online at www.osfc.pa.gov.