Boback Announces More Than $300K in State Grants to Local Fire, EMS Departments
1/24/2020
HARRISBURG – Building on previous efforts to strengthen funding and support for area first responders, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced today that fire and ambulance departments in the 117th District will see a total of $333,849 in state funding grants from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC).

“Our incredible first responders make countless sacrifices to protect us and keep our community safe,” said Boback. “These well-deserved funds will make possible a number of equipment upgrades, renovations and other critical projects that will enhance public safety in the surrounding communities. I thank the heroes of our local fire and EMS departments and congratulate them on their having earned these grants.”

The list of those departments receiving funding are as follows:
  •   Back Mountain Regional EMS – $18,382.
  •   Back Mountain Regional Fire Company – $25,337.
  •   Dalton Fire Company – $12,741.
  •   Dalton Fire Company, EMS – $9,192.
  •   Factoryville Fire Company – $13,152.
  •   Factoryville Fire Company, EMS – $9,192.
  •   Fairmount Township Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company – $7,354.
  •   Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company – $12,467.
  •   Harveys Lake Fire and Ambulance Company – $11,646.
  •   Harveys Lake Fire and Ambulance Company, EMS – $9,192.
  •   Hunlock Creek Volunteer Ambulance Association – $9,192.
  •   Hunlock Creek Volunteer Fire Company – $11,509.
  •   Jonathan R. Davis Volunteer Fire Department – $11,509.
  •   Kunkle Fire Company – $13,426.
  •   Kunkle Fire Company, EMS – $9,192.
  •   Lake Carey Volunteer Fire Company – $12,057.
  •   Lake Silkworth Volunteer Fire Company – $11,646.
  •   Lake Winola Fire Company #1 – $13,700.
  •   Lake Winola Fire Company #1, EMS – $9,192.
  •   Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company – $13,974.
  •   Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company, EMS – $7,019.
  •   Nicholson Fire Company – $12,741.
  •   Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company – $14,248.
  •   Noxen Community Ambulance Association, EMS – $9,192.
  •   Noxen Volunteer Fire Company – $12,331.
  •   Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company – $12,059.
  •   Triton Hose Company #1 – $13,015.
  •   Tunkhannock Community Ambulance Association, EMS – $9,192.

The OSFC manages financial assistance programs for the state’s fire, ambulance and rescue organizations intended to help them improve and enhance their capabilities to provide firefighting, ambulance and rescue services.

Remaining grant applicants have until the end of February to complete the paperwork necessary for consideration. For more information visit the OSFC’s website at www.osfc.pa.gov/ .

Representative Karen Boback
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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