HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) today announced that area fire and ambulance companies located in the two counties that make up the 134th Legislative District are set to receive $123,364 in state grants under the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.
“The men and women who work for volunteer fire and EMS companies are among the heroes of our communities; however, most of time they struggle to finance the necessary equipment and training they need to do their jobs,” said Mackenzie. “That is why this funding is so vital to our companies and why I have always supported this grant program.”
Funding from the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program can be used for construction or renovation of a company’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.
The following Lehigh County fire and EMS companies in the 134th District received grants:
• Alburtis Fire Company - $14,123.
• Cetronia Ambulance Corps Inc. - $7,037.
• Cetronia Fire Company No. 1 - $15,000.
• Lower Macungie Fire Department - $15,000.
• Macungie Ambulance Corps. - $7,037.
• Macungie Volunteer Fire Department - $11,911.
• Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company - $15,000.
The following Berks County fire and EMS companies in the 134th District received grants:
• Community Fire Company of Seisholtzville - $12,464.
• Hereford Fire Company - $13,386.
• Topton Volunteer Fire Company - $12,406.
All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not taxpayer money.
Representative Ryan Mackenzie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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