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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Causer Announces Local Fire, Ambulance Grants

Volunteer emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded more than $330,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

“In these challenging economic times, it is important to ensure our fire and ambulance companies have the resources they need to continue protecting the public safety,” Causer said. “I applaud the dedicated volunteers who give so much of their time in service to our communities.”
The grants were awarded to 32 fire and ambulance companies in the 67th Legislative District that Causer represents. The funding comes from an ongoing grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
This year’s program provided $25 million in grants statewide. Projects eligible for funding include: construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.
Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:
Cameron County
  • Cameron County Ambulance Service Inc., Emporium – $4,916.86
  • Emporium Fire Department Inc., Emporium – $9,500.
  • Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Emporium -- $9,500.
  • Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department, Sinnamahoning – $19,000.
McKean County
  • Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $11,181.22.
  • Clermont Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Jewett – $7,497.
  • Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $9,873.43.
  • Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department, Derrick City – $9,500.
  • Eldred Borough Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Eldred – $9,500.
  • Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Department, Eldred – $9,686.46.
  • Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Cyclone – $9,500.
  • Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $9,873.43.
  • Mt. Jewett Fire Department, Mt. Jewett – $9,686.46.
  • Otto Township Volunteer Fire Company, Duke Center – $4,916.86 for EMS operations; $9,500 for fire company operations.
  • Port Allegany Fire Department-Star Hose Company No. 1, Port Allegany – $11,367.68.
  • Port Area Ambulance Service Inc., Port Allegany – $4,818.53.
  • Rew Volunteer Fire Department, Rew – $9,686.46.
  • Smethport Fire Department Inc. – $7,580.
Potter County
  • Austin Volunteer Fire Department, Austin – $4,916.86 for EMS operations; $9,500 for fire company operations.
  • Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, Coudersport – $4,916.86.
  • Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, Coudersport – $9,686.46.
  • Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc., Galeton – $4,916.86.
  • Genesee Volunteer Fire Department, Genesee – $4,916.86 for EMS operations; $9,500 for fire company operations.
  • Goodyear Hose Company No. 1 Inc., Galeton -- $9,500.
  • Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Harrison Valley – $9,500.
  • Kettle Creek Ambulance Association, Cross Fork – $4,916.86.
  • Kettle Creek Hose Company No. 1, Cross Fork – $9,500.
  • Roulette Chemical Engine Company No. 1, Roulette – $3,832.69 for EMS operations; $9,500 for fire company operations.
  • Shinglehouse Ambulance Association, Shinglehouse – $4,916.86.
  • Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, Shinglehouse – $9,873.43.
  • Tri-Town Fire Company, Ulysses – $9,686.46.
  • Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Association, Ulysses – $4,916.86.

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

It's Great to see these Departments getting some help. maybe,just maybe, someday they will be able to cut back on all the extra stuff they have to do to raise money... well except for The Party to check out the firefighters. lol..

Anonymous said...

ha there ant that many to look at, and if there lookers at all they are married, otherwise let a sister know who the single ones are hehe

Anonymous said...

Maybe, just maybe they can cut back on what they are charging to cover a district?

Anonymous said...

Most departments only charge a few thousand dollars to cover a whole district---wow----figure it out---it's probably only pennies to cover you !! Departments use a formula based on municipal assessments; a fair rate to all...

Anonymous said...

If they are a volunteer company, why charge at all!

Anonymous said...

to the first and second posters. a few thousand dollars doesnt go very far in these days of fire fighting and Ems. just think. theres training, equipment, maintance, utilities, bills, fuel, pagers, medical supplies, tires, replace ment parts, Turn Out Gear which that alone costs around $2,000 USD. thats from the head, to the boots. fire apparatus takes alot to keep maintained as well. all of this fund-raising we do barely keeps up with the spending we have todo. heres an exmaple: a power strecther for an ambulance. which runs on a battery. runs about $13,000 USD. so that little bit that we get from a grant will only cover about a fraction of what we normally run on!

Anonymous said...

so instead of sitting in your station during down time, work out... instead of posting on here and then you can use a non-powered streacher like I used... Not only that but it would be healthy for you...

Anonymous said...

FYI last poster. if you only have two emts on scene. a driver with a bad back and a not so tall female. with hardly any man power for lifting assitance during the day a powered strecther comes in handy. even the coudersport based medics like how they work. plus alot of depts have older emts in there 50s or 60s that cant lift very much. and the andvantage of have younger JR members that can lift only between the hours of 3pm and 10pm. because they cant leave school. its kinda hard not to have a powered one. its a wise investment! matbe ur dept should get one n youd say the same thing¿¿¿ wouldnt you¿¿¿

Anonymous said...

"Maybe, just maybe they can cut back on what they are charging to cover a district?"

I am on a commitee that has to approve what is being charged and i've never been against fire contracts. matter of fact i dont know how they do it on what little they recieve. I think most taxpayers are getting off VERY easy.

Anonymous said...

"I am on a commitee that has to approve what is being charged and i've never been against fire contracts. matter of fact i dont know how they do it on what little they recieve. I think most taxpayers are getting off VERY easy."

The whole point is, if they want to be called a VOLUNTEER department, then they should stick to just that!

Anonymous said...

OK... Lets look at this...----

House on fire? FD comes and puts it out, saves your house, What do they charge you??? NOTHING---

Fall and break your ankle? Call the ambulance, wait a half hour, 5 min ride to hospital. What do they charge? $800.00

CVFD 100% Volunteer 100% of the time!!

Anonymous said...

They are called VOLUNTEER because the members are not PAID for what they do. They VOLUNTEER their time for everything from cleaning to putting out fires. It does not say FREE fire department because nothing that they have to purchase to do everything that they must be prepared for is given to them. There are some cases when equipment is donated from another department or sold to them at a greatly reduced rate, but even if that is the case, the cost of operating that piece of equipment is still the same. Maybe you can find a repair shop that will give them tires, and a gas station that will give them fuel, or an insurance company that will give them insurance, even after all of that, who is going to pay their electric, gas, and water bills? Who is going to VOLUNTEER to cover the same expenses that any buisness entity has to encounter, like phone bills and snow removal? That is what I thought, nobody will. So just because you see the word VOLUNTEER, don't assume that they can get by with any less than they have now.
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VOLUNTEER:
Noun
1. a person who offers voluntarily to do something
2. a person who freely undertakes military service
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FREE:
Adverb
1. in a free manner
2. without charge or cost
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See the difference?

Anonymous said...

They don't charge anything because they have already been paid the money for covering the district!

Anonymous said...
"so instead of sitting in your station during down time, work out... instead of posting on here and then you can use a non-powered streacher like I used... Not only that but it would be healthy for you..."
AMEN TO THAT!

Anonymous said...

Fire Departments receive money from the townships,boros and other municipalities that they cover under contracts. This money is from tax payers in their districts. If you ever look at the yearly financial reports from municipalities in the paper when they are published- you will see a "fire protection tax".The problem with this figure, however, is that that money is also used for upkeep of hydrant systems etc. So it does not neccesarily reflect the correct amount of money going to the Fire Department. Some Fire Departments around here actually get less than $25,0000 yearly from the Districts they cover. That doesn't cover the fleet insurance for most Departments.

Anonymous said...

go see wingo

Anonymous said...

Go see Wingo??? Why??? Whats he got to offer???