Peifer Announces Fire, EMS Grants
4/27/2016
HARRISBURG – Fire and emergency response organizations in the 139th Legislative District have been awarded more than $270,000 in state grants, Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) announced today.

“Our local fire and EMS companies provide a great service to our communities and I am very appreciative of the important work they do. This grant program provides much-needed funds to support their efforts,” said Peifer.

Recently, fire and EMS companies in the area have been working hard fighting a forest fire that has consumed thousands of acres in Pike and Monroe counties.

The funding 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. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue.

Every emergency service organization that completes the application process receives funding. Projects eligible for funding include: construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.

Following is a list of fire and emergency response organizations located in the 139th Legislative District, by county, and the amount of their grant awards:

Pike County
• Central Volunteer Fire Department: $12,422.79
• Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department - Fire Company: $11,511.46
• Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department - EMS: $7,201.70
• Forest Volunteer Fire Department: $13,789.79
• Hemlock Farms Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company: $11,967.12
• Lackawaxen Volunteer Fire Department - Fire Company: $11,967.12
• Lackawaxen Volunteer Fire Department – EMS: $7,201.70
• Matamoras Fire Department Inc.: $11,739.29
• Milford Fire Department - Fire Company: $11,512.
• Promised Land Fire Department - Fire Company: $12,194.96
• Promised Land Fire Department - EMS: $7,201.70
• Shohola Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue: $11,000.
• Tafton Fire Company – Fire Company: $12,878.46
• Tafton Fire Company - EMS: $7,201.70
• Westfall Township Fire Department - Fire Company: $12,422.79
• Westfall Township Fire Department - EMS: $7,201.70

Wayne
• Gouldsboro Volunteer Fire Company: $13,789.79
• Gouldsboro Ambulance Squad Inc.: $7,201.70
• Greene-Dreher Volunteer Fire Association: $12,650.62
• Beach Lake Volunteer Fire Company: $12,422.79
• Hamlin Fire and Rescue Company - Fire Company: $12,650.62
• Hamlin Fire and Rescue Company - EMS: $7,201.70
• Hawley Fire Department: $11,967.12
• Lakeville Volunteer Fire Company: $11,511.46
• Welcome Lake Fire Company: $11,511.46

Representative Mike Peifer
139th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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