Feb. 10, 2022

HARRISBURG–Rep. Carl Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) announced today that nearly $288,000 in grant funding, from a program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, were awarded to 21 fire and EMS companies in the Somerset County portion of the 69th District.

“Our heroes go above and beyond to keep our communities safe,” said Metzgar. “I am pleased to see these companies receive this crucial funding so they can continue to do what is necessary to protect us.”

The following fire and EMS Companies received grants.

Acosta Volunteer Fire Department -- $15,000.
Bakersville Volunteer Fire Company -- $13,000.
Berlin Area Ambulance Association -- $8,325.05.
Berlin Fire Department Inc. -- $15,000.
Boswell Volunteer Fire Department EMS -- $5,826.05.
Boswell Volunteer Fire Department -- $11,500.
Garrett Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Hooversville Volunteer Fire Department -- $15,000.
Jerome Volunteer Fire Company Inc. -- $15,000.
Listie Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Meyersdale Area Ambulance Association Inc. -- $8,325.05.
New Baltimore & Area Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Rockwood Volunteer Fire Department -- $15,000.
Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department -- $15,000.
Scalp Level Paint Borough Volunteer Fire Department -- $30,000.
Shanksville Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Sipesville Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Somerset Area Ambulance Association Inc. -- $8,325.05.
Somerset Volunteer Fire Department -- $14,300.
Stoystown Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Windber Fire Company #1 Inc. EMS -- $8,325.05.

The Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program was initiated in 2000 and is open to all fire companies, ambulance services and rescue squads in Pennsylvania. Grant awards can be used for recruitment and retention, construction or repair of facilities, purchase or repair of equipment, debt reduction and training.

Representative Carl Walker Metzgar 
69th District 
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 

Media Contact:  Nate Temple