Culver: 24 Area Fire and Ambulance Companies in the 108th District to Receive More Than $300,000 in State Grants
1/29/2015
SUNBURY – More than $300,000 in state gaming funds will benefit 24 local fire and ambulance providers serving communities in the 108th Legislative District, Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) announced this week.

The grants are part of the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Fire Commissioner.

“Our community was recently reminded how essential and valuable our volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel are to maintaining safety and order during unfortunate times when the Northumberland County prison caught fire a few weeks ago,” Culver said. “These volunteers who selflessly serve throughout our area are greatly appreciated for their many sacrifices and assistance they offer to the community in times of need.”

Culver explained that grant program recipients can use the funding to build, repair or renovate a fire company or ambulance service’s primary structure; purchase or repair firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; participate in training seminars and workshops; or pay down the organization’s debt. She is pleased that the following 24 units in the 108th District will benefit from this year’s program:

Northumberland County
• Americus Hose Company, Sunbury – $14,284.70
• Americus Hose Company EMS, Sunbury – $14,884.80
• East Sunbury Hose Company No. 1, Sunbury – $12,622.62
• Friendship Hose Company, Sunbury – $13,730.67
• Good Will Hose Company Inc., Sunbury – $13,176.65
• Hickory Corners and Community Fire Company, Dalmatia – $11,514.58
• Lower Augusta Volunteer Fire Department, Sunbury – $11,514.58
• Milton Fire Department Inc., EMS, Milton – $7,444.80
• Milton Fire Department Inc., Milton – $14,284.70
• Northumberland Fire Company, No. 1, Northumberland – $11,514.58
• Northumberland Hook and Ladder Company, Northumberland – $12,899.64
• Point Township Fire Company, Northumberland – $12,345.61
• Rescue Hose Company No. 1, Sunbury – $13,176.65
• Southside Fire Company No. 1, Riverside – $12,622.62
• Stonington Volunteer Fire Company, Sunbury – $14,284.70
• Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company, Northumberland – $11,791.59
• Turbot Township Fire Company, Milton – $11,791.59
• Upper Augusta Volunteer Fire Company, Sunbury – $14,284.70
• Warrior Run Ambulance, Watsontown – $7,444.80
• Warrior Run Area Fire Department, Watsontown – $14,007.69

Snyder County
• Freeburg Volunteer Fire Company, Freeburg – $12,622.62
• Hummels Wharf Volunteer Fire Company, Hummels Wharf – $12,899.64
• Port Trevorton Fire Company, Port Trevorton – $11,514.58
• Shamokin Dam Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Shamokin Dam – $14,284.70

A total of $30 million in funding was awarded to 2,475 fire and ambulance organizations statewide. For more information about the recipients of this year’s Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program, contact Culver’s district office located at 106 Arch St., in Sunbury, by calling 570-286-5885, or toll-free at 1-800-924-9060.

Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
108th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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