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Area fire companies awarded $250,000 in state funding

on January 25, 2014 10:49 AM

Area volunteer fire departments and ambulance companies are in line to receive about $250,000 in state grants.

The money is from a program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, according to a release issued by state Reps. Dave Reed, Sam Smith and Jeff Pyle and state Sen. Don White.

Indiana County agencies that are receiving the money are:

• Armagh & East Wheatfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, $6,600

• Aultman Volunteer Fire Association, $12,000

• Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company, $13,619

• Blairsville Young Men’s Volunteer Fire Company, $12,972

• Cherry Tree Volunteer Fire Company, $12,161

• Cherryhill Township Volunteer Fire Company, $12,647

• Citizens’ Ambulance Service, $7,091

• Clyde Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000

• Clymer Volunteer Fire Department, $12,972

• Coal Run/McIntyre Fire Department, $12,000

• Commodore Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000

• Coral Graceton Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000

• Creekside Volunteer Fire Company, $11,375

• Glen Campbell Volunteer Fire Company, $12,000

• Indiana Fire Department, $13,619

• Iselin Volunteer Fire Company, $12,161

• Marion Center Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000

• Plumville District Volunteer Fire Department Inc, $12,486

• Rossiter Volunteer Fire Company, $12,161

• Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department, $12,809

• Tunnelton Volunteer Fire Department, $13,619

Area fire companies in Armstrong County that are receiving grants are:

• Dayton District Volunteer Fire Company, $12,000

• Rural Valley Township Volunteer Fire Department, $12,000

“Many of the companies rely on fundraisers to keep their doors open, so these grant awards go a long way toward helping them make essential improvements to their stations and equipment, provide extra training or pay down debt,” Reed said in the release.

“Since 2001, I’ve been pleased to work toward ensuring our volunteer fire services receive these grant funds on an annual basis,” White said in the release. “Their service to our community is invaluable, and while these grants are not large sums of money, they’ve become a stable source of revenue allowing these dollars to be used for long-term investments.”

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