Feb. 10, 2023
– Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) announced today that 12 fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies in his legislative district will be receiving state grants through the 2022-23 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. The grants, totaling $204,000, are the local share of more than $31 million being awarded statewide.
The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training, debt reduction, education and public outreach, as well as staff recruitment and retention efforts.
“Over the past couple of decades, the number of volunteer firefighters, EMS and rescue personnel has declined sharply, leaving some communities vulnerable in cases of emergency,” said Moul. “The General Assembly recently passed legislation that offers educational benefits, tax breaks and other incentives to encourage more people to volunteer for these critical public safety positions. I am pleased that these grants not only provide funding to help our fire and EMS companies maintain the infrastructure and tools they use but will also help with recruitment and retention of essential personnel.”
The grant recipients are as follows:
• Alpha Fire Co. No.1 Inc. (fire)
• Alpha Fire Co. No.1 Inc. (EMS)
• Barlow VFC Inc.
• Buchanan Valley Vol. Fire Dept. Inc.
• Cashtown Community Fire Dept.
• Fairfield Community Fire Co.
• Fountain Dale Vol. Fire Dept.
• Greenmount Community Fire Co.
• Southeastern Adams Vol. Emergency Services (EMS)
• Southeastern Adams Vol. Emergency Services (fire)
• United Hook and Ladder Co. No.33
• Adams Regional Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
All fire companies, EMS services and volunteer rescue squads are eligible to apply for the annual grant program, which is funded solely with state gaming proceeds. The funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with the Office of State Fire Commissioner.