Jan. 29, 2018

BERWICK – Sixteen local fire departments and two emergency services companies will receive over $205,000 in grants through the Fire Company/Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, said Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick).

“Our Columbia County fire and EMS companies provide incredibly valuable assistance to our communities,” said Millard. “I am pleased to see so many companies taking advantage of this grant program to invest in their organizations.”

The grant program was initiated in 2000 and is funded by gaming revenue. The program is open to all fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads in Pennsylvania. Grant awards can be used for construction or repair of facilities, purchase or repair of equipment, debt reduction and training.

The following organizations in the 109th Legislative District received grants:
• Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Company: $11,543.23.
• Benton Volunteer Fire Company: $11,543.23.
• Benton Volunteer Fire Company EMS: $7,037.40.
• Berwick Area Ambulance Association: $7,037.40.
• Bloomsburg Fire Department: $13,939.07.
• Buckhorn Community Fire Company No. 1: $11,727.52.
• Catawissa Hose Co. 1: $11,727.52.
• Espy Fire Company: $11,911.82.
• Lightstreet Community Fire Company: $11,158.
• Lime Ridge Fire Company No. 1: $11,543.23.
• Main Township Volunteer Fire Company: $11,911.82.
• Mifflin Township Forest Rangers and Fire Company No. 1: $12,464.70.
• Montour Township Fire Company: $11,543.23.
• North Mountain Volunteer Fire Company: $12,096.11.
• Orangeville Volunteer Fire Company: $12,280.41.
• Reliance Fire Company No. 1: $13,386.18.
• Summerhill Fire Co. 1: $11,543.23.
• West Berwick Hose Company No. 1: $11,543.23.

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Representative David Millard
109th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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