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Ford City
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312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff), Amajor@pahousegop.com
Marissa DeLorenzo, Mdelorenzo@pahousegop.com

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Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh, Zreigh@pahousegop.com
Marcia Fox Mfox@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, egodsey@pahousegop.com 
 
Email:  
The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
Lawmakers Announce Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars for Local Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Organizations
1/13/2009
The Indiana County state legislative delegation today announced more than $248,627 in grants has been awarded to local volunteer fire and ambulance service organizations through the state Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program. The delegation includes Sen. Don White (R-41), House Republican Leader Sam Smith (R-66), Rep. Dave Reed (R-62) and Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-60).
 
“It is especially gratifying to see every Indiana County volunteer fire department and ambulance squad filed for these funds and all subsequently received grants,” White said. “That epitomizes the spirit of our neighbors who stand by to provide assistance during emergencies. These grants are excellent investments by the state in support of our hometown heroes and I am committed to ensuring their continued availability.”
 
“My hope is that these awards will allow our local emergency responders to breathe a little easier,” Smith said. “These funds will help ensure that the brave men and women fighting fires and saving lives are backed by reliable equipment and sound facilities.”
 
The grants will be provided through the Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, which was approved by the General Assembly last year.
 
“This is an example of a prudent investment of state dollars to protect our communities,” Reed said. “Our emergency responders provide an important community service. They keep us safe during times of trouble. This state funding will make it possible for these courageous people to continue performing their important work.”  
 
As part of the grant program’s requirements, volunteer fire and ambulance companies will use the funds for a variety of purposes, including construction or renovation of the fire company or ambulance service’s primary structure; purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; training; or debt reduction.
 
“I have the deepest personal respect for our emergency responders,” Pyle said. “At the state level, we stand behind these brave men and women by providing them with some of the funding they need.”
 
The following volunteer fire and ambulance service organizations were awarded grants: 
  • Armagh/East Wheatfield Volunteer Fire Company, $9,773.
  • Aultman Volunteer Fire Association, $9,500.
  • Black Lick Volunteer Fire Department, $10,246.
  • Brush Valley Township Volunteer Fire Company, $9,500.
  • Cherry Tree Volunteer Fire Company, $9,686.
  • Cherryhill Township Volunteer Fire Company, $10,246.
  • Citizens Ambulance Service Inc., $9,833.
  • Clyde Volunteer Fire Company, $9,500.
  • Clymer Fire Company, $10,246.
  • Coal Run/McIntyre Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Commodore Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Coral Graceton Volunteer Fire Company, $9,500.
  • Creekside Volunteer Fire Company, $9,500.
  • Glen Campbell Volunteer Fire Company, $9,500.
  • Homer City Volunteer Fire Department, $9,873.
  • Indiana Fire Association, $10,069.
  • Iselin Volunteer Fire Company, $19,000.
  • Lifestat Ambulance Service Inc., $4,916.
  • Marion Center Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Pine Township Volunteer Fire Company, $9,500.
  • Plumville District Volunteer Fire Department Inc., $9,686.
  • Rossiter Volunteer Fire Company, $9,686.
  • Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department, $9,500.
  • Tunnelton Volunteer Fire Department, $10,807
  • Young Mens Volunteer Fire Company of Blairsville Pennsylvania, $10,060. 
Rep. Dave Reed
62nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(717) 705-7173
www.RepDaveReed.net
Contact: Dan Massing
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 772-9845
www.pahousegop.com