Pike County Fire, Ambulance Companies Earn Grants, Say Peifer, Brown
HARRISBURG – Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) today announced more than $193,000 in grants awarded to volunteer fire and emergency response organizations in Pike County.

“We are so fortunate in our region to have dedicated volunteers who are willing to serve our communities,” Peifer said. “These state grants will help support them in their mission of protecting the public.”

“These organizations work hard day in and day out to protect our property and keep our communities safe, and I am pleased the state is able to help them by providing these funds,” Brown said.

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue.

Projects eligible for grant funding include: construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:
• Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, Lords Valley – $12,161.20.
• Bushkill Fire Company, Bushkill – $13,295.29.
• Central Volunteer Fire Department, Rowland – $12,323.21.
• Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Dingmans Ferry – $7,091.40.
• Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Milford – $12,000 for fire company operations and $7,091.40 for EMS operations.
• Forest Volunteer Fire Department, Hawley – $13,619.31.
• Greeley Volunteer Fire Department, Greeley – $12,161.20.
• Lackawaxen Township Volunteer Ambulance Service, Hawley – $7,091.40.
• Matamoras Fire Department Inc., Matamoras – $12,000.
• Milford Volunteer Fire Company, Milford – $11,440 for fire company operations and $1,843.76 for EMS operations.
• Millrift Fire Department Inc., Millrift – $12,000.
• Promised Land Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, Greentown – $12,161.20 for fire operations and $7,091.40 for EMS operations.
• Tafton Fire Company, Tafton – $12,809.25 for fire company operations and $7,091.40 for EMS operations.
• Westfall Township Volunteer Fire Department, Matamoras – $13,295.29 for fire operations and $7,091.40 for EMS operations. 

Representative Mike Peifer
139th District
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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(717) 772-9846
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