Jan. 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – Twenty-five fire and emergency medical service companies serving the 58th Legislative District have been awarded almost $285,000 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services grants, said Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland).

The grant money comes from state gaming proceeds as required under state law. Funding can be used to build, repair or renovate a fire company or ambulance service’s primary structure; purchase or repair firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; participate in training seminars and workshops; or pay down the organization’s debt. To receive a grant award, an organization must first apply.

“Firefighters and emergency medical services personnel put their own lives on the line to save ours,” Walsh said. “These grants are just a small way to show our appreciation, and aim to make our emergency responders’ jobs easier. I’m pleased to be able to support this worthwhile program.”

Fire and emergency medical services companies that serve the 58th District were awarded the following amounts:

  • Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department – $13,570.48.
  • Collinsburg Volunteer Fire Department – $12,833.30.
  • East Huntington Township Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association – $11,543.23.
  • High Park Volunteer Fire Department – $11,727.52.
  • Jeannette EMS – $7,037.40.
  • Jeannette Fire Department – $13,570.48.
  • Lowber Volunteer Fire Department – $11,543.23.
  • Monessen Ambulance Service – $6,755.80.
  • Monessen Volunteer Fire Department Hose House No. 2 – $13,201.89.
  • North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department – $12,833.30.
  • Penn Volunteer Fire Company – $12,649.
  • Rescue 14 EMS – $7,037.40.
  • Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Company – $15,000.
  • Rostraver Township Volunteer Fire Department – $11,727.52.
  • Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services – $7,037.40.
  • Sewickley Township Community Ambulance Service – $7,037.40.
  • Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association No. 4 – $11,543.23.
  • Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $12,096.11.
  • Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 3 – $11,727.52.
  • Smithton Volunteer Fire Department – $12,464.70.
  • Sutersville Volunteer Fire Company – $13,754.78.
  • Turkeytown Volunteer Fire Company – $12,464.70.
  • Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association of Monessen – $13,201.89.
  • West Newton Volunteer Fire Company – $11,543.23.
  • Yukon South Huntington Volunteer Fire Company – $8,834.
The 58th Legislative District in Westmoreland County includes Jeannette and Monessen cities, as well as East Huntingdon (part), Hempfield (part), Rostraver, Sewickley and South Huntingdon townships. Also, the district encompasses the boroughs of Adamsburg, Arona, Madison, Mount Pleasant, North Belle Vernon, Penn, Smithton, Sutersville and West Newton.

Representative Justin Walsh
58th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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