HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today announced that nine fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) companies in the 11th District will collectively receive more than $277,000 in state grants through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.
“Our first responders, the people who keep us safe 24/7, deserve this funding,” said Mustello. “These state funds will help to ensure they have the equipment and training necessary to continue the important work of protecting lives and property.”
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. All grants are generated from slot machine gaming proceeds and not General Fund tax revenue.
The following Butler County fire and EMS companies in the 11th District received grants:
• Butler City Fire Department - $25,342.
• Butler Township Fire District - $71,342.
• Chicora Community Hose and Relief Association - $24,657.
• East Butler Volunteer Fire Department - $23,151.
• Herman Township Volunteer Fire Department - $24,794.
• Oakland Township Oneida Valley Volunteer Fire Company - $23,151.
• Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department - $23,836.
• Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company - $24,794.
• Butler Ambulance Service Company - $5,856.
• East Butler EMS - $15,048.
• Saxonburg Ambulance Company - $15,048.
“Our first responders have many difficult responsibilities and should not have to be fundraisers to acquire the necessary equipment or facility upgrades to perform their job,” said Mustello. “I’m very pleased this program exists for Butler County.”
Fire and ambulance companies are reminded that in order to receive their grants and retain their eligibility for the program, paperwork must be submitted back to the Office of Fire Commission by the end of May of 2021.
Representative Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Rick Leiner
717.260.6437 (office), 717.497.8478 (cell)