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Grants Awarded to Schuylkill County (PA) Fire and EMS

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It was announced Thursday that 97 Schuylkill County (PA) fire departments and EMS companies will be receiving more than $1.2 million in grants from the annual Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

This program, according to Shook News, provides funding to local first responders across the state for eligible projects. These grants go toward upgrades, new equipment and training. It is administered by the state’s Office of the State Fire Commission.

“Our brave first responders have put themselves on the line for our safety even more than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic,” State Sen. David G. Argall said in a statement. “These grants are well-deserved, and I am thankful that so many local companies will benefit from this program.”

This money is in addition to $50 million in grants to help fire and EMS companies deal with costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.