Feb. 06, 2023

HARRISBURG – More than $256,000 in grant money will be coming to Perry and Juniata counties’ hard-working first responders under the PA Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, according to Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry/Juniata).

Twenty fire companies and ambulance squads in the 86th District are recipients of the grants administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The money can be used for facility upgrades, equipment purchases or repair, debt reduction, education and public outreach, training, or recruitment and retention.

“Firefighters and those who provide emergency medical services put themselves on the line every day for our townships and boroughs.” Stambaugh says. “Most do so as volunteers. These grants are one small way to support their tireless efforts and boost public safety.” 

Grants awarded within the 86th District are:

Beale Township Fire Co., $11,861
Blain Volunteer Fire Co., $11,861
Blain EMS, $10,000
Central Juniata EMS, $10,000
Citizens Fire Co. No. 1 of Newport, $14,808
Delaware Township Fire Co., $12,352
Duncannon Fire Company No. 1, $15,000
East Waterford Community Fire Co., $11,861
Friendship Fire Co. No. 1 (Port Royal), $13,580
Landisburg Volunteer Fire Co., $14,317
Landisburg EMS, $10,000
Liverpool Volunteer Fire Co., $15,000
Mifflin Fire Department No. 2, $11,861
Millerstown Fire Department, $12,106
New Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Co., $15,000
New Bloomfield EMS , $20,000
Newport Ambulance League, $10,000
Port Royal EMS, $10,000
Shermans Dale Community Fire Co., $15,000
Thompsontown Volunteer Fire Co., $12,352

The funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with the Office of State Fire Commissioner.

Representative Perry Stambaugh
86th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jennifer Fitch