Grants awarded to fire, ambulance companies in Westmoreland, Armstrong, Indiana counties

| Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Fire and ambulance companies in Westmoreland, Armstrong and Indiana counties were awarded grants under a program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Reps. Tim Krieger and Eli Evankovich announced 43 grants totaling more than $500,000, including:

• Salem Township VFD No. 2, Southwest Greensburg VFD and Youngwood VHC No. 1, $13,619 each.

• Greensburg VHC No. 8, $13,435.

• Greensburg VHC No. 7, $13,295.

• Greensburg VHC No. 2 and No. 6, $12,809 each.

Fort Allen VFC and Midway-St. Clair VFD, $12,647 each.

North Hempfield VFC, $12,503.

Crabtree VFD, $12,486.

• Greensburg VHC No. 3, $12,483.

• Grapeville VFC, $12,323.

• Salem Township VFD No. 1, $12,161.

• Carbon VFD and Relief Association and Delmont, Hannastown, Hunker, High Park, Luxor and New Stanton VFDs and Hempfield VFD No. 4, $12,000 each.

• Mutual Aid Ambulance Service Inc., $7,091.

• Bethel Township VFD, $10,438.

• Gilpin Township VFD, $12,000.

• Parks Township VFD, $12,323.

• Allegheny Township No. 1 and New Kensington No. 2 and No. 4 VFDs, $12,161

• Arnold No. 1 and Murrysville No. 1 VFCs, $13,619 each.

• Citizens No. 1 VFC, $12,486.

• Export VFD, $12,389.

• Hilltop No. 3, South New Kensington and White Valley VFDs, $12,000.

• Lower Burrell No. 3 VFD, $12,961.

• Lower Burrell No. 3 EMS, $1,789.

• Murrysville Medic No. 1 and New Kensington Ambulance Service, $7,091.

• New Kensington No. 5 VFD, $12,319.

• Sardis No. 1 VFD, $13,350.

Reps. Dave Reed, Don White, Jeff Pyle and Sam Smith announced more than $250,000 in grants to Jefferson, Indiana and Armstrong county agencies, including:

• Armagh and East Wheatfield Township VFC, $6,600.

• Aultman, Clyde, Coal Run/McIntyre, Commodore, Coral Graceton, Glen Campbell and Marion Center VFDs, $12,000 each.

• Black Lick VFC, $13,619.

Cherry Tree, Rossiter and Iselin VFCs, $12,161 each.

• Cherryhill Township VFC, $12,647.

• Citizens Ambulance Service Inc., $7,091.

• Clymer VFD No. 1 and Young Mens VFC, $12,972 each.

• Creekside VFC, $11,375.

• Indiana Fire Department and Tunnelton VFD, $13,619 each.

• Plumville District VFD, $12,486.

• Saltsburg VFD, $12,809.

Funding comes from the proceeds of slot machine gaming rather than general fund tax revenue. Eligible grant projects include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.

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