Feb. 12, 2024

HARRISBURG – Grant funding was awarded to several critically important first responder companies in the 88th District under the PA Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland). 
Eight fire companies and ambulance squads in the 88th District are recipients of the grants administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The money can be used for construction or renovation, equipment purchases or repairs and existing debt reduction.

“Our firefighters and EMS personnel work hard every day to serve and protect our municipalities and most of our companies are volunteer run,” said Delozier. “These important funding awards are just one way the state can show its support for our first responders who ensure the safety of local residents through their willingness to serve.”
Grants awarded within the 88th District are:

Hampden Township EMS, $15,000.
Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Co., $15,000.
New Cumberland Fire Department, $15,395.
New Cumberland EMS, $15,000.
Lower Allen Township EMS, $15,000.
Lower Allen Township Fire Department, $16,368.
Mechanicsburg Volunteer Fire Department, $42,951.
Shiremanstown Fire Co., $14,034.

The funding for these grants comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, not General Fund tax revenue. 

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

Representative Sheryl Delozier
88th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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