Feb. 10, 2022

HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) announced today that approximately $193,000 in grant funding, from a program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, were awarded to 16 fire and EMS companies in Bedford County.

“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 men and women who serve our community in the world of emergency services do so selflessly,” Topper said. “This funding will further assist fire and EMS departments in Bedford County who are here to help us in our time of need.”

The following fire and EMS companies received grants.

Bedford Volunteer Fire Department -- $15,000.
Breezewood Volunteer Fire Company Inc. -- $15,000.
Chestnut Ridge Ambulance Association -- $8,325.05.
Cumberland Valley Township Volunteer Fire Department -- $15,000. 
Cumberland Valley Township Volunteer Fire Department EMS -- $8,325.05.
Everett Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000. 
Hyndman Area Rescue Squad -- $8,325.05.
Hyndman Volunteer Fire Department Inc. -- $15,000.
Imler Area Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Raystown Ambulance Service -- $8,325.05.
Saxton Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Saxton Volunteer Fire Company EMS -- $8,325.05.
Shawnee Valley Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Company EMS- $8,183.44
Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Company -- $15,000.
Southern Cove EMS Inc. -- $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
Representative Jesse Topper
78th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact:  Greg Gross
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