Feb. 15, 2024

HARRISBURG – More than $360,000 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/Cumberland).
A total of 24 fire companies and ambulance squads in the 86th District are recipients of the grants administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and state Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The money — coming from proceeds generated by slot machine gaming — can be used for facility upgrades, equipment purchases or repair, debt reduction, education and public outreach, training, or volunteer recruitment and retention.

“Firefighters and those who provide emergency medical services put themselves on the line every day for our townships and boroughs. Most do so as volunteers. These grants are one small way to support their tireless efforts and boost public safety,” Stambaugh said.
Grants awarded within the 86th District are:
Beale Township Fire Dept., $13,256
Blain Volunteer Fire Co., $13,061
Blain EMS, $10,000
Central Juniata EMS, $15,000
Citizens Fire Co. No. 1 of Newport, $15,000
Delaware Township Fire Co., $13,645
Duncannon Fire Company No. 1, $16,951
Duncannon EMS, $15,000
East Waterford Community Fire Co., $13,061
Friendship Fire Co. No. 1 (Port Royal), $14,423
Ickesburg Fire Co., $13,839
Lack Tuscarora EMS, $10,000
Landisburg Volunteer Fire Co., $14,812
Liverpool Volunteer Fire Co., $16,173
Liverpool EMS, $15,000
Mifflintown Hose Company, $15,590
Millerstown Fire Department, $14,423
Millerstown Ambulance League, $15,000
New Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Co., $16,951
New Bloomfield EMS, $30,000
Port Royal EMS, $15,000
Shermans Dale Community Fire Co., $15,784
Shermans Dale Ambulance Association, $14,999
Thompsontown Volunteer Fire Co., $13,645 

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

Representative Perry Stambaugh
86th  District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact:  Jennifer Fitch