Allegheny County, PA – January 28, 2020 − Today, Senator Pam Iovino (D – Allegheny & Washington) announced that $454,458 from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner will be distributed to 35 fire and emergency medical services departments throughout the 37th Senatorial District.

“This state funding supports our local fire & EMS departments in protecting residents and property by ensuring they can maintain top-notch facilities, procure equipment, maintain training and readiness, and remain financially stable” said Senator Iovino, Minority Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness. “I am proud to work with our local fire & EMS departments and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to keep 37th Senatorial District communities safe.”

The grant awardees in the 37th Senatorial District are:

Allegheny County

  • Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Co. Inc, Fire Department Grant, $12,194.10
  • Avalon Fire Company, Fire Department Grant, $12,057.17
  • Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Co, Fire Department Grant, $14,248.03
  • Big Sewickley Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Department Grant, $12,194.10
  • Borough of Jefferson Hills Ambulance DBA Southeast Regional EMS, EMS Grant, $36,762.44
  • Bower Hill VFD, Fire Department Grant, $13,426.46
  • Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Dept, Fire Department Grant, $12,331.03
  • Broughton Volunteer Fire Dept, Fire Department Grant, $13,700.31
  • Carnegie Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Fire Department Grant, $11,509.46
  • Cochran Hose Company Inc, Fire Department Grant, $13,700.31
  • Crafton Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Fire Department Grant, $13,837.24
  • Emsworth Volunteer Fire Company Inc, Fire Department Grant, $12,467.96
  • Fairview Volunteer Fire Department Inc, Fire Department Grant, $12,741.81
  • Floreffe Volunteer Fire Company, Fire Department Grant, $11,920.24
  • Imperial Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Department Grant, $13,426.46
  • Jefferson 885 Volunteer Fire Company, Fire Department Grant, $14,248.03
  • Kirwan Heights Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Fire Department Grant, $11,783.31
  • Kirwan Heights Volunteer Firemen’s Association, EMS Grant, $6,894.94
  • Leetsdale Fire Department, Fire Department Grant, $12,057.17
  • Library Volunteer Fire Company, Fire Department Grant, $13,152.60
  • Medical Rescue Team South Authority, EMS Grant, $8,556.49
  • Oak Ridge Volunteer Fireman’s Association, Fire Department Grant, $12,057.17
  • Oakdale Hose Company, Fire Department Grant, $12,467.96
  • Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Co, Fire Department Grant, $13,974.17
  • Presto Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Department Grant, $13,152.60
  • Quaker Valley Ambulance Authority, EMS Grant, $9,022.42
  • Rennerdale Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Department Grant, $11,783.31
  • South Fayette Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Department Grant, $12,878.74
  • South Bridge Emergency Medical Service, EMS Grant, $9,192.44
  • Sturgeon Volunteer Fire Dept, Fire Department Grant, $12,878.74
  • Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department Inc, Fire Department Grant, $13,152.60
  • Valley Ambulance Authority, EMS Grant, $9,192.44
  • Volunteer Fire Co of Mt. Lebanon Inc, Fire Department Grant, $13,000.00
  • Whitehall Fire Company, Fire Department Grant, $14,248.03

Washington County

  • Peters Township Volunteer Fire Company 1, Fire Department Grant, $14,248.03

The grants were awarded through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. The program makes an annual grant available to volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services departments, and volunteer rescue squads for a combination of up to two projects in the following categories: facilities, equipment, debt reduction, training and education, and overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training (career departments only). The grants were announced as part of an almost $31 million statewide package; the average grant statewide was $12,401.

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