15 emergency responders in Berks, Lehigh get state money
Fifteen volunteer fire and emergency responders in Berks and Lehigh counties will share a large chunk of money from the state.
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) announced the nearly $120,000 award as part of an ongoing state grant created by the legislature and administered by the state Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
“This grant program is a great way to help support our local volunteer fire and emergency service personnel who protect the residents across our district,” said Mackenzie. “These state grants will help support our local organizations in their mission of protecting the public because they’ll be able to use this money for construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.”
Organizations sharing the funds include:
• Bally Community Ambulance
• Eastern Berks Fire Co.
• Hereford Fire Co.
• Alburtis Fire Co.
• Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
• Cetronia Fire Co. No. 1
• Citizens Fire Co. of Upper Milford
• Emmaus Borough Ambulance Corps.
• Emmaus Fire Department
• Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1
• Lower Macungie Fire Department
• Macungie Ambulance Corps.
• Macungie Volunteer Fire Department
• Upper Macungie Township Station 56
• Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Co.
For more information about the grants, visit the fire commissioner's website.
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