Feb. 07, 2023

PEN ARGYL – Fire and emergency response organizations in Northampton County have been awarded more than $170,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) announced today.

“We are so fortunate to have our volunteer Fire and EMS companies and first responders protect and serve the people in our communities every day,” Flood said. "I am more than pleased to see this incredibly necessary funding support the work they do.”

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.

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 following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards. All companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive funding. Companies must file a grant agreement with OSFC to receive their grants.

• Blue Valley Rescue Squad, Bangor – $12,106.88
• Columbia Fire Company, Roseto – $11,861.25.
• Community Fire Company of Forks Township – $15,000.
• East Bangor Volunteer Fire Co. – $12,106.88
• Lower Mount Bethel/Sandts Eddy Fire Co – $12,106.88
• Mount Bethel Vol Fire Company, Inc – $12,352.51.
• North Bangor Fire Company– $12,598.14.
• Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. – $15,000..
• Portland Hook and Ladder Co. #1– $11,681.25
• Rescue Fire Company #1, Bangor – $12,352.51.
• Second Ward Fire Company, Bangor – $12,106.88.
• Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company – $13,580.66.
• Wind Gap Ambulance Corps Inc. – $10,000.
• Wind Gap Fire Company – $13,089.40.

Representative Ann Flood
138th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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