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2424 Bristol Road
Neshaminy Valley Commons
Bensalem, PA 19020
Telephone: (215) 750-1017
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Harrisburg, PA 17120-2018
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DiGirolamo Commends Local Fire, EMS Units for Receiving State Grants
1/15/2008
Ten local volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance service units have been awarded more than $190,000 in state grant funds, thanks to legislation passing the General Assembly this year to improve and enhance the capabilities of volunteer fire companies and ambulance services across the Commonwealth, said Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks).
 
“This funding will allow local volunteers to continue providing emergency services to our residents,” DiGirolamo said. “Grants are available to help with numerous projects, 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.”
 
Volunteer fire companies serving communities in the 18th District received the following: 
  • Cornwells Fire Co. No. 1 -- $21,790.82
  • Eddington Fire Co. -- $21,790.82
  • Feasterville Fire Co. – $19,000.
  • Lower Southampton Fire Department No. 1 -- $21,471.56
  • Newport Fire Co. No. 1 -- $22,100.77
  • Nottingham Fire Co. -- $22,100.77
  • Trevose Fire Co. -- $22,100.77
  • Union Fire Co. of Cornwells Heights -- $22,100.77 
In addition, Bensalem Rescue Squad and the Tri Hampton Rescue Squad each received a grant of $9,969.29 to support its EMS services.
 
This year’s grant awards are larger than in previous years because Act 10 of 2007 temporarily doubled the program to include 2006-07 and 2007-08. In total, $50 million was made available through two rounds of grant funding.
 
The grant program is being administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Fire Commissioner within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).
 
Rep. Gene DiGirolamo
18th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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