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$1.4 Million in Grants Awarded to Schuylkill County Fire Companies and EMS Depts.

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Schuylkill County fire companies and EMS departments were recently awarded more than a combined $1.4 million in state grant money.

The money, given to 104 different emergency services providers in Schuylkill County, is from the state’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.

Grant awards can be used by the recipients for upgrades to their facilities, new equipment purchases, as a means to reduce debt, or to train or recruit new members or retain existing members.

A breakdown of the awards is listed below. In total, $1,407,736.66 is being handed out to these organizations, many of whom have been shorter than usual on funds due to restrictions on their ability to raise funds during the government’s COVID pandemic response.

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Schuylkill County’s legislative contingent in Harrisburg announced the awards jointly through State Sen. Dave Argall.

“I’m thankful so many local fire and EMS companies were awarded these highly competitive funds,” Argall says. “These grants are well-deserved and will help our brave first responders with their critically important and dangerous jobs.”

Fire/EMSMunicipalityGrant
American Fire Co No 1Ashland $ 12,598.14
American Hose CompanyAshland $ 12,843.77
Washington Fire Company Communituy AmbulanceAshland $ 10,000.00
Washington Fire Company No 1Ashland $ 15,000.00
Auburn Fire CompanyAuburn $ 11,861.25
Aubrun Fire Company Ambulance ServiceAuburn $ 10,000.00
Ryan Tonwship Fire CoBarnesville $ 15,000.00
Citizens Fire Company BranchdaleBranchdale $ 12,598.14
Coaldale Volunteer Fire Company No 1Coaldale $ 14,317.55
Cressona Fire Co No 1Cressona $ 11,861.25
Goodwill Hose CompanyCressona $ 11,861.25
Good Will Hose Company of CumbolaCumbola $ 12,352.51
Delano Fire Company No 1Delano $ 12,598.14
Donaldson Fire Company No 1Donaldson $ 12,106.88
Frackville Community Ambulance AssociationFrackville $ 10,000.00
Friendship Fire Co Num 1 of Butler TownshipFrackville $ 15,000.00
Good Will Hose Company No 1Frackville $ 14,317.55
Friedensburg Fire Co No 1Friedensburg $ 12,352.51
Continental Hose Co #3Gilberton $ 12,106.88
Girard Hose Company No 1Girardville $ 12,106.88
Rangers Hose CompanyGirardville $ 14,317.55
Citizens Fire Company Num 1Gordon $ 12,843.77
Hegins Valley Fire RescueHegins $ 25,080.66
Joliett Volunteer Fire CompanyJoliett $ 11,861.25
Klingerstown Fire Co No 1Klingerstown $ 13,826.29
Lavelle Volunteer Fire CompanyLavelle $ 12,843.77
Good Intent Hose Company Number 1Llewellyn $ 15,000.00
Citizens Fire Co 2Mahanoy City $ 13,826.29
Good American Hose Company No 3Mahanoy City $ 12,106.88
Humane Fire Company No 1Mahanoy City $ 11,861.25
Mahanoy City Emergency Medical ServMahanoy City $ 10,000.00
Washington Hook and Ladder No 1Mahanoy City $ 12,598.14
West End Fire & RescueMahanoy City $ 14,563.18
American Hose Company 2Mahanoy Plane $ 13,089.40
MarLin Citizens Hose CompanyMarLin $ 11,000.00
Mary D Fire Company IncMary D $ 24,098.14
McAdoo Fire Company IncMcAdoo $ 38,545.70
McAdoo Fire Company Inc & Ambulance AssociationMcAdoo $ 10,000.00
Citizens Fire CompanyMiddleport $ 12,843.77
Good Will Fire Co No 1 of MinersvilleMinersville $ 10,000.00
Good Will Fire Co No 1 of MinersvilleMinersville $ 12,352.51
Mountaineer Search and RescueMinersville $ 12,106.88
New Minersville Fire CompanyMinersville $ 12,598.14
Muir Volunteer Fire Company No 1Muir $ 13,826.29
Good Intent Fire CompanyNew Philadelphia $ 12,097.54
Kaska Colunteer Fire CompanyNew Philadelphia $ 12,106.88
Community Fire Co New RinggoldNew Ringgold $ 12,598.14
West Penn Fire Co No 1 IncNew Ringgold $ 11,861.25
Deer Lake and West Brunswick Fire Company No 1Orwigsburg $ 14,071.92
Friendship Hose Co Num 1Orwigsburg $ 14,317.55
Citizens Fire Co Palo AltoPalo Alto $ 12,106.88
East End Fire Company No 2Palo Alto $ 12,106.88
North End Fire CompanyPine Grove $ 15,000.00
Pine Grove Community Ambulance AssociationPine Grove $ 10,000.00
Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder Co No 1Pine Grove $ 14,071.92
Ravine Fire Company No 1Pine Grove $ 15,000.00
Suedburg Community Fire Company Num 1 DBA SuedbergPine Grove $ 10,000.00
Mahantongo Valley Fire CompanyPitman $ 12,352.51
Good Will Fire Company No 1Port Carbon $ 15,000.00
Goodwill Fire Company No 4Pottsvile $ 12,598.14
American Hose Company Number 2Pottsville $ 26,063.18
Good Intent Fire Company No 1Pottsville $ 14,317.55
Humane Fire Company No 1 of PottsvillePottsville $ 13,580.66
Phoenix Fire Company No 2Pottsville $ 13,089.40
Phoenix Hose Co No 4Pottsville $ 11,861.25
Pottsville Area Emergency Medical Service IncPottsville $ 20,000.00
South Cass Citizens Fire CompanyPottsville $ 23,606.88
West End Hose Company No 7Pottsville $ 13,335.03
Yorkville Hose & Fire Co No 1Pottsville $ 15,000.00
Ringtown Valet Fire and Rescue CoRingtown $ 12,106.88
Sacramento Community Fire CompanySacramento $ 14,808.81
Alert Fire Company No 1Saint Clair $ 12,598.14
Columbia Hose Co No 2Saint Clair $ 12,598.14
Rescue Hook and Ladder Fire Co No 3Saint Clair $ 12,352.51
West End Fire Cpny Num 1 of St ClairSaint Clair $ 12,352.51
Liberty Fire CompanySchuylkill Haven $ 15,000.00
Schuylkill Hose Company No 2Schuylkill Haven $ 14,317.55
Columbia Hose and Steam Fire Company No 1Shenandoah $ 13,089.40
Heights Fire Company No 1Shenandoah $ 11,861.25
Phoenix Fire Company No 2Shenandoah $ 12,843.77
Polish American Fire CoShenandoah $ 9,912.00
Rescue Hook and Ladder Co No 1Shenandoah $ 15,000.00
Shenandoah Community Ambulance AssociationShenandoah $ 30,000.00
William Penn Fire Company No 1Shenandoah $ 13,089.40
Sheppton Oneida Volunteer Fire CoSheppton $ 13,335.03
American Hose Co No 1Tamaqua $ 15,000.00
Citizens Fire Company Num 1 Tamaqua $ 15,000.00
East End Fire CompanyTamaqua $ 11,861.25
Hometown Fire Company #1Tamaqua $ 23,606.88
New England Fire CompanyTamaqua $ 14,563.18
No 1 Emergency & Rescue SquadTamaqua $ 13,335.03
South Ward Fire Company IncTamaqua $ 14,563.18
Tamaqua Community Ambulance Association IncTamaqua $ 10,000.00
Community Ambulance Service ClubTower City $ 10,000.00
Orwin Fire CompanyTower City $ 11,861.25
Volunteer Fire Co No 1 of Tower CityTower City $ 11,861.25
West End Fire Company No 3Tower City $ 11,861.25
Newtown Volunteer Fire CompanyTremont $ 12,352.51
Tremont Area AmbulanceTremont $ 10,000.00
Termont Fire Company No 1Tremont $ 14,071.82
Tuscarora Fire CompanyTuscarora $ 14,317.55
Hegins Area Ambulance Association IncValley View $ 10,000.00
TOTAL $ 1,407,736.66

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