Fire and EMS associations to receive $161K in state grants

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

Volunteer fire and ambulance associations in York County will receive a combined $161,000 in state grants, according state Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township.

Craley Community Fire Co. holds its annual New Year's Day block shoot, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. For more than 60 years, the fire department has held block shoots every Friday in October and November and the year-end shoot on New Year's Day. The fundraiser will help pay off the new $400,000 tanker truck the department put into service in 2016. John A. Pavoncello

In total, 14 fire volunteer fire and ambulance associations from Saylor's 94th Legislative District — which includes Red Lion, Lower Chanceford Township and parts of Springettsbury Township — will receive the state  funding as part of a program supporting first responders.

The most notable grant in the district was awarded to Leo Independent Fire Engine Co. in Red Lion, which is set to receive $15,000, according to a news release.

"Our volunteers are literally the backbones of our communities, and York County volunteers are the finest I have ever seen," Saylor said in a statement. "This grant program is just one way in which we can assist their efforts to keep us safe."

The full list of district fire associations and their grant awards:

  • Airville Fire Co. — $11,543
  • Canadochly Valley Ambulance Club, East Prospect — $7,091
  • Community Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Yorkana — $ 12,096
  • Craley Community Fire Co. — $13,754
  • Delta Cardiff Volunteer Fire Co. — $9,109
  • Lake Clarke Rescue Inc., Wrightsville — $12,464
  • Laurel Fire Co. No. 1 — $12,280
  • Leo Independent Fire Engine Co. 1, Red Lion — $15,000
  • New Bridgeville Memorial Fire Co., Red Lion — $11,727
  • Red Lion Area Ambulance Association — $7,037
  • Southern York Co. Forest Fire Crew Inc. — $13,201
  • Springettsbury Twp. Vol. Fire Co. — $11,727
  • Union Volunteer Fire Company, Felton — $12,649
  • York Area United Fire and Rescue — $11,727