Volunteer fire, ambulance companies awarded state grants
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 05:40:35 PM CST
First responders in Berks County are splitting more than $250,000 in state grant money.
Seventeen volunteer fire companies and ambulance associations will get a share of $246,000.
"Since 97 percent of firefighters across the Keystone State are volunteers, the vast majority of Pennsylvanians rely on these organizations for fire protection and basic emergency response services," said Pa. Rep. David Maloney, a Republican who represents the state's 130th District.
The grants, distributed by the state emergency management agency for facility or equipment upgrades, are as follows:
- Southern Berks Regional EMS Service: $6,704
- Amity Fire Company: $13,619
- Bally Community Ambulance Association: $7,091
- Birdsboro-Union Fire Department: $26,807
- Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance Service Inc.: $7,091
- Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company #1: $12,486
- Eastern Berks Fire Department: $40,077
- Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department: $27,239
- Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Company #1: $13,619
- Fleetwood EMS: $7,091
- Friendship Hook & Ladder Company #1: $13,619
- Keystone Steam Fire Engine Company #1: $13,133
- Monarch Fire Company #1: $13,619
- Oley EMS: $7,091
- Oley Fire Compan: $13,619
- Ruscombmanor Fire Company #1: $12,323
- Liberty Fire Company: $11,453
Copyright 2014 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Ambush suspect ID'd, considered armed, 'extremely dangerous'
School district cancels classes in area of search for ambush suspect
State police to ambush suspect: 'We are coming for you'
State police looking for man with rifle
Teacher accused of having sex with 14-year-old student
Anchor announces on-air he has 6 months to live
Woman commits suicide by jumping into crocodile pit
Police, family search for missing Northampton teen
Enterovirus cases confirmed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Power Play: Flyers to take on Phantoms in "Battle on Hamilton"