Feb. 06, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Milou Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) announced today fire and ambulance companies in the 131st Legislative District received state funding thanks to the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. 

“I am amazed by the bravery of our first responders who work tirelessly to save the lives of the people in our communities,” said Mackenzie. “The grants that have been awarded in my district are necessary in ensuring our first responders have access to the best tools and equipment to successfully complete their work for the residents in our district.”

The grants are awarded through an ongoing 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 companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive 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. In order to receive funding, recipients must file a grant agreement with OSFC.

 The grants were awarded as follows: 
Coopersburg Fire Company No. 1: $15,000.
East Greenville Fire Company No. 1: $15,000.
Green Lane Fire Company: $13,089.40.
Lower Milford Township Fire Company No. 1: $15,000..
Lower Saucon Fire Rescue: $28,273.86.
Pennsburg Fire Company No. 1: $15,000.
Red Hill Fire Company: $15,000.
Upper Milford Western District Fire Company: $14,808.81.
Upper Perkiomen Valley Ambulance Association: $10,000.
Upper Saucon Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1: $15,000..

Rep. Milou Mackenzie
131st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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