Mizgorski announces funding for 30th District fire, ambulance companies - PineCreek Journal

Mizgorski announces funding for 30th District fire, ambulance companies

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 2:23 PM

State Representative Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced that 13 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 30th District have qualified to receive $150,889 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“This is wonderful news for our district,” said Mizgorski. “Our communities are blessed with wonderful fire and ambulance companies and I am pleased we are able to support these hard-working groups with additional funding from the state so they can continue to serve our communities.”

All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue. 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.

Following is a list of district grants for fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

  • Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department, $13,152.60.
  • Elfinwild Volunteer Fire Company, $13,015.67.
  • Fox Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, $13,837.24.
  • Foxwall Emergency Medical Service, $9,140.05.
  • Hampton Township Volunteer Fire Department 1, $12,194.10.
  • North Hampton Township Volunteer Fire Department, $13,426.46.
  • Parkview Plan Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, $9,192.44.
  • Parkview Plan Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Company, $12,057.17.
  • Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Company 1, $11,509.46.
  • Richland EMS Inc., $9,192.44.
  • Shaler Area Emergency Medical Services Inc., $8,413.12.
  • Sharps Hill Volunteer Fire Department, $12,194.10.
  • Undercliff Volunteer Fire Company, $13,563.39.

All fire and rescue departments must be actively reporting to PennFIRS to be eligible to receive this grant. If this requirement is not met they will not receive their 2019-20 grant funds. In order to be compliant, the organization must report all incidents using PennFIRS, from Jan. 1, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. This information must be entered into PennFIRS and reported to OSFC by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.