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Local fire companies to receive $275,204

From Staff Reports

LOCK HAVEN –Just a day after Woodward Township supervisors decided to adopt a 1-mill fire tax to help pay for the cost of Dunnstown Fire Company, it’s been reported that 24 local volunteer fire and ambulance companies will be receiving $275,204 in grants from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the Sate Fire Commissioner.

The announcement was made Wednesday by State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton).

“We need to do all we can to support our emergency responders and I’m grateful this grant program exists to defray some of the costs they incur while providing lifesaving services to our communities,” said Borowicz. “As a member of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am pleased to see this funding returning to our area in a way that benefits and helps to protect every person in the 76th District.”

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

CLINTON COUNTY

— Avis Volunteer Fire Company, $11,783.

— Beech Creek Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, $12,467.

— Beech Creek Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, EMS, $9,192.

— Castanea Volunteer Fire Company, $12,057.

— Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, $11,920.

— Citizens Hose Company, $14,248.

— Citizens Hose Company of South Renovo, $11,509.

— Dunnstown Fire Company, $13,289.

— Goodwill Hose Company Ambulance Association, $8,549.

— Goodwill Hose Company No. 3, $11,783.

— Hand In Hand Hose Company, $13,152.

— Haneyville Volunteer Fire Company, $11,509.

— Hope Hose Company, $13,152.

— Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Company, $11,646.

— Sugar Valley Community Volunteer Fire Company Inc., $11,509.

— Volunteer Fire Company of Mill Hall, $11,920.

— Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company, $4,484.

— Woolrich Volunteer Fire, Company No. 1, $12,741.

CENTRE COUNTY

— Howard Volunteer Fire Company, $14,248.

— Miles Township Fire Company, $11,646.

— Mountaintop Fire Company, $11,920.

— Mountaintop Fire Company EMS, $9,192.

— Snow Shoe Fire Company, $11,646.

— Snow Shoe Ambulance and Rescue, $9,192

All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue. Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.

The 76th Legislative District includes all of Clinton County and the Centre County communities of Benner, Boggs, Burnside, Curtin, Haines, Howard, Liberty, Marion, Miles, Snow Shoe and Union townships and the boroughs of Howard, Milesburg, Snow Shoe and Unionville.

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