Feb. 07, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Bonner (R-Butler/Mercer) today announced that 18 fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) companies in the 17th Legislative District will collectively receive nearly $225,000 in state grants through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

The grants were announced by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). The ongoing funding program was created by the General Assembly.

“First responders not only risk their lives, but they also sacrifice much of their time to protect our communities,” said Bonner. “We thank all our first responders, from our firefighters, paramedics and other emergency and rescue professionals. Their efforts and cooperation are unmatched.”

The following is a list of local fire and EMS companies in the 17th District and the amount of their grants:

Butler County

• Bruin Volunteer Fire Department - $10,000.
• Bruin Volunteer EMS Company - $14,808.
• Eau Claire Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association - $11,861.
• Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department - $13,089.
• Marion Township Volunteer Fire Company - $12,844.
• Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department - $12,844.
• Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Department - $10,000.
• Slippery Rock Volunteer EMS - $14,563.

Mercer County

• East End Volunteer Fire Department - $15,000.
• Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department - $13,089.
• Grove City Volunteer Fire Department - $14,318.
• Jackson Center Volunteer Fire Company - $14,809.
• Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department - $14,809.
• Pine Township Engine Company - $15,000.
• Sandy Lake Fire and Rescue Company - $11,861.
• Sheakleyville Community Volunteer Fire Department - $12,353.
• Stoneboro Volunteer Fire Company - $13,089.
• Volunteer Fire Department of Springfield Township - $14,809.

Projects and programs eligible for funding include facility upgrades, equipment purchases, debt reduction, training and certification, education and public outreach, and recruitment and retention efforts. In addition, fire companies were permitted to apply for constructions savings accounts for the purposes of new facility construction.

Representative Tim Bonner
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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