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Boscola Announces More Than $400,000 Awarded to Volunteer Fire Companies & Volunteer Emergency Services in the 18th District - Senator Lisa Boscola

Bethlehem (January 21) – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services in Lehigh and Northampton Counties were awarded $406,836.90 through the 2019-2020 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“The Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program helps provide financial assistance to the most vital organizations in our community,” Boscola said.  “Our local fire departments, EMS and volunteer ambulance departments are well-deserving of this funding, which will help to protect our citizens and our communities.”

Grants will be not less than $2,500 and not more than $15,000 per applicant fire company and no more than $10,000 per applicant emergency medical service.

Grants awarded in Senator Boscola’s District are as follows:

LEHIGH COUNTY

  • Catasauqua Fire Department – $14,248.03
  • Coplay Fire Department – $11,646.38
  • Eastern Salisbury Fire Ambulance and Rescue Company – $13,152.60
  • Egypt Fire Company No 1 Whitehall Fire Dept – $13,289.53
  • Emmaus Borough Ambulance Corps – $7,437.15
  • Emmaus Fire Department – $14,248.03
  • Fountain Hill Fire Department – $12,604.88
  • HAN LE CO Volunteer Fire Co 1 – $11,509.46
  • Hokendauqua Fire Co – $12,194.10
  • Laurel Fire Company No. 1 – $12,057.17
  • West Catasauqua Fire Company – $11,057.17
  • Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company – $14,057.67         

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

  • Bethlehem City Fire Department – $12,878.74
  • Charotin Hose Company #1 – $12,057.17
  • City of Easton Fire Department – $14,248.03
  • Dewey Fire Company No 1 Ambulance – $21,694.37
  • Easton Emergency Squad – $9,192.44
  • Freemansburg Volunteer Fire Company No 1 – $12,878.74
  • Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $14,111.10
  • Nancy Run Fire Company of Butztown – $14,248.03
  • Northampton Fire Department – $13,015.67
  • Northampton Regional Emergency Medical – 9,192.44
  • Palmer Municipal Fire Department – $14,248.03
  • Safety First Volunteer Fire Company #1 – $11,825.00
  • Se-Wy-Co Fire Company – $25,748.03
  • Southeastern Volunteer Fire Company – $13,289.53
  • Steel City Volunteer Fire Company Inc – $13,563.39
  • Suburban EMS, Inc. – $9,192.44
  • Tatamy Fire Company – $11,509.46
  • Williams Township Fire Company #1 – $12,604.88
  • Wilson Borough Fire Department – $13,837.24

It is important to note that the departments now have until May 31, 2020 to get their grant agreements to the Office of the State Fire Commissioner so that the grants can be processed and the OSFC can get the funds to them.

Please contact Senator Boscola’s office with any questions or concerns regarding this program at (610) 868-8667.

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