Mar. 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced that 13 fire companies and emergency medical service companies serving the 183rd Legislative District were awarded almost $163,000 in Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service grants.

“This grant program helps fire and ambulance services each year afford needed equipment to protect us in times of emergency,” Mako said. “While the amounts cannot pay for a fire engine or a building, it does assist with important smaller needs. I cannot thank our first responders enough for their service to our community.”

The grant money comes from state gaming proceeds as required under state law. Funding can be used to build, repair or renovate a fire company or ambulance service’s primary structure; purchase or repair firefighting, ambulance or rescue equipment; participate in training seminars and workshops; or pay down the organization’s debt. To receive a grant award, an organization must first apply.

Fire and emergency medical services companies that serve the 183rd District were awarded the following amounts:

• Allen Township Fire Company No. 1 – $11,842.59.
• Charotin Hose Company No. 1 – $12,172.45.
• Citizens Fire Company No. 1 – $11,677.66.
• Diamond Fire Company – $13,656.84.
• Egypt Fire Company No. 1 Whitehall Fire Department – $13,162.04.
• Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company – $12,997.11.
• Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company EMS – $7,155.22.
• Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 – $14,811.36.
• Northampton Fire Department – $13,326.97.
• Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc. – $7,155.22.
• Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc. – $7,155.22
• Slatington Volunteer Fire Department – $12,337.38.
• Star Hose Company No. 1 – $11,842.59.

The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.

Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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