Feb. 13, 2024

HARRISBURG – Grant funding was awarded to several first responder companies that serve the 87th Legislative District under the PA Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, according to Rep. Thomas Kutz (R-Cumberland).

Nine fire companies and ambulance squads in Kutz’s district are recipients of the grants administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The award can be used for construction and renovations, equipment purchases or repairs and reducing existing debt.

“Firefighters and EMS personnel are invaluable members of our community, and they work hard every day to protect the places we call home,” said Kutz. “Many of these companies are run by volunteers. This grant program is one way we can show our gratitude to our first responders, while equipping them with the funds they need to do their job safely and effectively.”

Grants awarded to companies that serve 87th District are:

· Citizens Fire Co. No. 1 of Mount Holly Springs, $28,979

· Lisburn Community Fire Company, $14,617

· Lower Allen Township EMS, $15,000

· Lower Allen Township Fire Department, $16,368

· Monroe Fire Co., $16,951

· Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association, $15,000

· Silver Spring Community Fire Co., $16,173

· Upper Allen Township Fire Department, $13,061

· Yellow Breeches EMS, $15,000

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 Thomas Kutz
87th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives