WARMINSTER – Six fire and emergency response organizations have been awarded a Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant from the state, said Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks).
“I am thrilled for our local fire and EMS companies on receiving these grants. Each one of them work so hard to protect our community by putting their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, they deserve this support,” said Schroeder.
Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue Unit has been awarded $9,192.44; Ivyland has been awarded $13,152.60; Lingohocken has been awarded $13,426.46; Midway has been awarded $14,248.03; Warminster has been awarded $14,111.10; and Warwick has been awarded $13,837.24.
“I am excited for our local fire and EMS companies to receive this money. It will go towards helping and providing services for the future of our community,” said Schroeder.
The funding comes from a 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, and not General Fund tax revenue.
All fire and rescue departments must be actively reporting to PennFIRS to be eligible to receive this grant. If this requirement is not met they will not receive their 2019-20 grant funds. In order to be complaint the organization must report all incidents using PennFIRS, from Jan. 1, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. This information must be entered into PennFIRS and reported to OSFC by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.
Representative Meghan Schroeder
29th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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