Emergency groups win funds – Times News Online

A number of fire departments and emergency medical service providers will receive funding under the 2021-22 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grants, which are administered by the Office of the Commissioner. state fires.

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola, D-18, announced that 26 organizations in the Northampton County and Lehigh County portions of her district will receive $368,695. State Representative Ann Flood, R-138e, announced that 15 organizations in her district received more than $178,000.

“These grants will provide critical financial assistance to the most vital organizations in our community – our fire and emergency service providers,” Boscola said. “Our local fire departments and EMS providers are well deserving of this funding, which will help protect our citizens who need their services.”

“These dedicated and hardworking volunteers answer the call whenever an emergency strikes in our communities, and we are grateful for their service,” Flood said. “I am pleased that so many organizations in our region continue to apply for this state assistance, which helps offset their costs at a time when fundraising has proven difficult.”

In accordance with the 2021-2022 program guidelines, projects eligible for funding include facility upgrades, equipment, debt reduction, training, public education and awareness, recruitment and retention, construction savings account, overtime costs associated with replacing shifts while firefighters are present. training (career services only) and loss of income due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Grants approved in the two districts include, in Northampton County, Bath Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Corps Inc., $13,165; Charotin Hose Company No. 1, $14,883; East Allen Township Fire Department, $10,000; East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, $8,325; Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000; Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company-EMS, $8,325; and Northampton Fire Department, $15,000; and, in Lehigh County, Egypt Fire Company No. 1 (Whitehall Fire Department), $15,000; West Catasauqua Fire Company (Whitehall Fire Department), $15,000; Coplay Fire Department, $12,398; Catasauqua Fire Department, $15,000; Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $15,000; and Lehigh-Northampton International Airport Firefighters Association, $15,000.

Other grants include, from Northampton County, Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company-EMS, $8,325.05; Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company-fire, $15,000; Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000; Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company-EMS, $8,325; Bethlehem City Fire, $15,000; City of Bethlehem-EMS, $8,158.45; City of Easton Fire Department, $15,000; Dewey Fire Company No. 1, $13,240; Easton Emergency Squad, $8,325.05; Freemansburg Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $15,000; Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000; Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company-EMS, $8,325; Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $15,000; Lower Saucon Fire Rescue, $32,310; Palmer Municipal Fire Department, $15,000; Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000; Suburban EMS Inc., $8,325.05; Tatamy Fire Company, $15,000; Williams Township Fire Company No. 1, $15,000; Wilson Borough Fire Department, $14,406; Wind Gap Ambulance Corps Inc., $8,325; and Wind Gap Fire Company, $15,000; and Lehigh County, Emmaus Borough Ambulance Corps, $8,325.05; Emmaus Firefighters, $15,000; Fountain Hill Fire Department, $15,000; and Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, $15,000.

It is important to note that departments now have until July 1 to submit FCEMS 2021-22 grant agreements. Other important dates associated with this funding round can be found at osfc.pa.gov.

For more information about the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, contact the Boscola office at 610-868-8667.

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