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Fire companies receive state financial aid

| Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 12:02 a.m.

Volunteer fire and emergency response organizations in the Alle-Kiski Valley have been awarded grants from the state.

Funding comes from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The money comes from proceeds from slot machine gambling, said state Rep. Eli Evankovich, R-Murrysville.

Eligible projects include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, buying or repairing equipment, training or reducing debt.

Here is the list of local recipients. All grants are for volunteer fire stations unless otherwise indicated:

Allegheny County

• Allegheny Valley, Harmar and Springdale Township, $23,970

• Aspinwall No. 1, $12,643

• Blawnox, $12,308

• Cheswick, $11,592

• Citizens Hose No. 2, Harrison, $13,116 for fire and $6,651 for EMS

• East Deer, $11,500 for fire and $6,331 for EMS

• Eureka Fire-Rescue, Tarentum, $12,955 for fire and $6,651 for EMS

• Fawn No. 1, $11,500

• Fawn No. 2, $11,661

• Fox Chapel, $12,784

• Foxwall Emergency Medical Service, $6,651

• Frazer No. 1, $11,567

• Frazer No. 2, $11,823

• Harrison Hills No. 4, $13,116

• Hilltop Hose No. 3, Harrison, $12,146

• Holiday Park, Plum, $11,985

• Indiana Township, $13,116

• Logans Ferry Heights, Plum, $11,500

• Oakmont, $11,823

• Plum Emergency Medical Service Inc., $6,651

• Rural Ridge, Indiana Township, $13,116

• Sharpsburg, $9,962

• Springdale, $12,146

• Summit Hose, Tarentum, $12,146

• Unity, Plum, $13,116

• Verona, $9,566

• West Deer EMS, $6,651

• West Deer No. 1, $11,500

• West Deer No. 2, $11,500

• West Deer No. 3, $13,116

Armstrong County

• Apollo No. 2, $11,661

• Apollo No. 3, $11,500

• Applewold No. 1, $11,500

• Bethel Township, $11,500

• Burrell Township, $11,500

• East Franklin, $11,500

• Ford City Hose No. 1 Ambulance Service, $6,651

• Ford Cliff, $11,585

• Freeport Emergency Medical Services, $6,369

• Freeport, $12,793

• Ford City Hose No. 1, $12,308

• Gilpin, $11,500

• Kiski Township, $11,500

• Kittanning Hose Hook & Ladder No 1, $11,500

• Kittanning Hose No. 4, $11,500

• Kittanning Hose No. 6, $12,732 for fire and $6,651 for EMS

• Leechburg, $11,500

• Lower Kiski Ambulance Service Inc., $13,116 for fire and $6,385 for EMS

• Manor Township, $12,631

• North Apollo, $11,823

• Parks Township, $11,675

• South Buffalo, $11,661

• West Kittanning, $11,500

Butler County

• Buffalo Township EMS Inc., $6,651

• Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Co. & Relief Association, $12,146

• Sarver, $13,116

• Saxonburg, $13,116 for fire and $6,319 for EMS

• Winfield, $11,823

Westmoreland County

• Allegheny Township, $11,661

• Arnold No. 1, $12,301

• Arnold No. 2, $13,116

• Avonmore, $11,500

• Bell Township, $11,661

• George G. McMurtry No. 1, $13,116

• Hyde Park, $12,308

• Kinloch, Lower Burrell, $11,500

• Lower Burrell No. 3, $12,138 for fire and $1,751 for EMS

• Markle, Allegheny Township, $12,308

• Murrysville Medic No. 1, $6,651

• Murrysville No. 1, $13,116

• New Kensington Ambulance Service, $6,651

• New Kensington No. 1, $11,500

• New Kensington No. 2, $11,500

• New Kensington No. 3, $11,500

• New Kensington No. 5, $11,970

• Oklahoma No. 1, $11,985 for fire and $6,651 for EMS

• Sardis No. 1, $12,562

• Upper Burrell No. 1, $12,308

• Vandergrift No. 2, $11,500 for fire and $6,651 for EMS

• Washington Township No. 1, $12,308

• West Leechburg , $11,500

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