Feb. 13, 2024

HARRISBURG – Eight fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies in the 176th Legislative District were collectively awarded more than $116,000 in funding support through the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) announced today.

“I am pleased we are able to provide these badly needed state grants to our local fire and ambulance companies so they can continue their life-saving services to communities in the 176th Legislative District,” said Rader.

The ongoing funding program was created by the General Assembly. All grants are generated from slot machine gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue.

The local grants are as follows:

· Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company - $15,396.

· Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company - $13,256.

· Pocono Mountain Regional EMS - $14,995.

· Pocono Summit Volunteer Fire Company - $14,423.

· Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company - $14,618.

· Tobyhanna Township Bureau of Fire-Station 44 - $13,256.

· Tunkhannock Township Volunteer Fire Company - $13,256.

· West End Fire Company of Brodheadsville - $16,952.

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.

The program is administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency with the application process handled through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). The funding amounts are contingent on the recipients filing their grant agreements with OSFC before July 1.

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives