Twenty-Five Fire, EMS Companies Recipients of Grants, Roae Says
HARRISBURG — Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today announced that 25 fire and emergency medical services companies serving the 6th Legislative District were awarded more than $340,000 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services grants. 

“Equipment our fire and ambulance personnel need to do their jobs is expensive,” Roae said. “This grant program helps defray some of the costs so that fundraising does not become a burden on these hardworking men and women. I have supported this program through legislation passed by the General Assembly and will continue to advocate for their needs in Harrisburg.”

The grant program was 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. Applicants had to be active in 2023 in order to be eligible.

Fire and emergency medical services companies that serve the 6th District were awarded the following amounts:

Crawford County 

City of Meadville Fire Department – $16,368.
City of Meadville EMS – $15,000.
Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department – $14,812.
Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance – $15,000. 
East Mead Volunteer Fire Co. 1 Relief Association – $14,229.
Fallowfield Fire and Rescue Company – $14,423. 
Fallowfield Fire and Rescue Company Ambulance – $15,000.
Fellows Club Volunteer Fire Department – $13,256.
Fellows Club Ambulance Service – $10,000.
Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue – $13,645.
Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Ambulance – $15,000.
Hayfield Central Hose Company No. 1 – $13,256.
Linesville Volunteer Fire Department – $13,451.
Linesville Volunteer Fire Department EMS – $15,000.
North Shenango Volunteer Fire Department – $14,229.
Springboro Volunteer Fire Department – $10,000.
Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department – $13,062.
Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department EMS – $11,000.
Vernon Central Hose Company – $13,645.
West Mead District 2 Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association – $14,812.
West Mead No. 1 Volunteer Fire Company – $14,812.

Erie County 

Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department – $15,396.
Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department EMS – $15,000.
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department – $13,840.
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department EMS – $7,000.

Representative Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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