Maloney Announces More Than $246,000 in Grants for First Responders
HARRISBURG – Seventeen volunteer fire and ambulance associations in the 130th Legislative District in Berks County will receive more than $246,000 in state grant funding, thanks to a program dedicated to assisting first responders in Pennsylvania, said Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks).

“Since 97 percent of firefighters across the Keystone State are volunteers, the vast majority of Pennsylvanians rely on these organizations for fire protection and basic emergency response services” Maloney said. “I am a strong proponent of volunteerism in many forms, because volunteer service is all about communities coming together and relying on themselves rather than looking to government for answers. These men and women dedicate countless hours to training to keep their rescue and response skills honed and this grant program is just one way in which we can assist their efforts to keep us safe.”

The grant program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Fire Commissioner within the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), allows local organizations to use the money for a variety of uses, including the construction or renovation of a fire company or ambulance service’s primary structure; purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; training; or debt reduction.

The following fire and EMS companies in the 130th District to receive grant funding are:

• Southern Berks Regional EMS Service - $6,704.
• Amity Fire Company - $13,619.
• Bally Community Ambulance Association - $7,091.
• Birdsboro-Union Fire Department - $26,807.
• Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance Service Inc. - $7,091.
• Earl Township Volunteer Fire Co 1 - $12,486.
• Eastern Berks Fire Department - $40,077.
• Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Dept. - $27,239.
• Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Co No 1 - $13,619.
• Fleetwood EMS - $7,091.
• Friendship Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 Inc. - $13,619.
• Keystone Steam Fire Engine Co 1 - $13,133.
• Monarch Fire Co #1 - $13,619.
• Oley EMS - $7,091.
• Oley Fire Company - $13,619.
• Ruscombmanor Fire Company No. 1 - $12,323.
• Liberty Fire Company - $11,453.

Representative David Maloney
130th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Charles Lardner
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