Wentling Announces more than $283,000 in Grant Awards to Fire, EMS Companies in the 17th District
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) announced that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner awarded more than $283,000 in grant awards to 25 fire and emergency medical services departments in the 17th District.

These dollars are distributed through the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. The purpose of the grants is to help local public safety organizations with purchasing or repairing firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; training personnel; and reducing debt.

“We must continue to support our first responders in order for them to effectively do their jobs,” Wentling said. “These men and women are heroes because they go above and beyond the call of duty to keep us safe. Companies faced challenging hurdles in the last year and a half due to the pandemic. I’m thankful this grant program exists so these awards can help offset recurring expenses.”

The following companies were awarded funding:

Crawford County

• Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department – – $13,302.71
• Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance – $8,993.20
• Fallowfield Fire and Rescue Company – $12,589.72
• Fellows Club Volunteer Fire Department – $11,520.24
• Fellows Club Volunteer Ambulance Service – $8,993.20
• Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue – $21,404.67
• Linesville Volunteer Fire Department – $11,698.48
• North Shenango Volunteer Fire Department – $12,411.47
• Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department – $11,520.24
• Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department EMS – $8,993.20

Erie County

• A.F. Dobler Hose and Ladder – $12,411.47
• A.F. Dobler Hose and Ladder EMS – $8,993.20
• Albion Volunteer Fire Department – $11,520.24
• Albion Volunteer Fire Department EMS – $8,993.20
• Platea Volunteer Fire Company EMS – $8,993.20
• Platea Volunteer Fire Company – $11,698.48
• Lake City Fire Company – $12,233.23
• Lake City Fire Company EMS – $8,993.20
• Springfield Volunteer Fire Department – $11,876.73
• Springfield Volunteer Fire Department EMS – $8,993.20
• West County Paramedic Association – $8,993.20

Lawrence County

• New Wilmington Volunteer Firemen’s Association – $12,054.98

Mercer County

• Hempfield Township Volunteer Fire Department – $11,876.73
• Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department – $12,233.23
• Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department – $12,411.47

All funding comes from slot machine gaming proceeds, and not General Fund tax revenue. To receive a grant award, organizations must first apply and then complete a grant agreement.

Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Nate Temple