Feb. 15, 2024 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Andrew Kuzma (R-Allegheny/Washington) today announced 18 fire companies and emergency medical service companies serving the 39th Legislative District were awarded more than $357,000 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service grants.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our emergency responders for their immeasurable service in keeping our communities safe no matter what time of day or weather condition,” Kuzma said. “I am pleased to see this money returning to our area in a way that benefits and helps to protect every person in the 39th Legislative District.”

The grant money comes from state gaming proceeds as required under state law. It was first initiated in 2000 and is open to volunteer and career fire companies, emergency medical services and 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 funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Fire and emergency medical services companies that serve the 39th District were awarded the following amounts:

• Baldwin Emergency Medical Services – $45,785.
• Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company – $16,174.
• Southeast Regional EMS – 40,000.
• Elizabeth Borough Volunteer Fire Company – $29,952.
• Elizabeth Township Fire Department No. 1 – $42,952.
• Elrama Volunteer Fire Company – $15,000.
• Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department – $13,451.
• Floreffe Volunteer Fire Company – $14,423.
• Forward Township Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association – $13,062.
• Jefferson 885 Volunteer Fire Company – $16,368.
• Library Volunteer Fire Company – $14,812.
• Monongahela Fire Company – $13,451.
• New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department – $13,256.
• Pleasant Hills Volunteer Fire Company – $14,850.
• Tri Community Ambulance – $15,000.
• Tri Community South EMS – Upper St. Clair Township – $10,000.
• Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department – $14,423.
• Volunteer Fire Department of Carroll Township – $14,423.

The 39th Legislative District includes Elizabeth, Forward and South Park townships and Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills and West Elizabeth boroughs in Allegheny County; and Union and part of Carroll townships, Finleyville and New Eagle boroughs, and the city of Monongahela in Washington County.

Representative Andrew Kuzma
39th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Tracy Polovick
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