Thousands in state grant money going to Path Valley, St Thomas fire and EMS companies

14 February 2024- Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Franklin/Huntingdon) today announced funding being awarded to emergency responder organizations in the 81st Legislative District under the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.

“The men and women who dedicate their time to serving our communities through their work with our fire and EMS companies deserve our heartfelt appreciation today and every day,” said Irvin. “They do this work primarily on a volunteer basis with limited funding for equipment, training and other necessities in order to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities. That is why this funding is so critical.”

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

The following is a list of local fire and EMS companies and the amount of their grant awards:

Franklin County
• Fannett Metal Fire and Ambulance Co. (Fire) – $16,562.
• Fannett Metal Fire and Ambulance Co. (EMS) – $15,000.
• Metal Township Fire and Ambulance Co. Inc. (Fire) – $14,617.
• Metal Township Fire and Ambulance Co. Inc. (EMS) – $12,372.
• St. Thomas Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. – $13,256.
• West End Fire and Rescue Co. – $16,951.

Huntingdon County
• Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. – $15,979.
• Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue – $20,000.
• Mapleton Fire Department Inc. – $14,228.
• Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 (Fire) – $14,617.
• Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 (EMS) – $10,000.
• Mill Creek Borough Volunteer Fire Co. – $15,000.
• Mount Union Fire Co. 1 (Fire) – $13,061.
• Mount Union Fire Co. 1 (EMS) – $15,000.
• Orbisonia Rockhill Emergency Medical Service – $10,000.
• Orbisonia Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. – $14,423.
• Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co. – $15,006.
• RW & BT Volunteer Fire Co. (Fire) – $14,812.
• RW & BT Volunteer Fire Co. (EMS) – $15,000.
• Shade Gap Fire Co. – $13,450.
• Shavers Creek Valley Community Volunteer Fire Co. – $14,812.
• Smithfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 – $16,951.
• Stone Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. – $14,617.
• Three Springs Area Ambulance Service Inc. – $15,000.

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 (OSFC). All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue.