Potter Countys emergency management service providers recently received funding as part of the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program.
The grants are financed from revenue received from gambling operations within the state. The funds can be used for renovations and construction for emergency facilities, equipment purchases, personnel training, and to reduce any debts an organization may have.
Grants amounting to $7,445 were awarded to the Austin Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) for emergency medical services operations, Gale Hose Ambulance of Galeton, the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association and the Kettle Creek Ambulance Association.
The AVFD also received $14,008 to be used within its operations in fighting fires. Both the Tri-Town Fire Company in Ulysses and the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department were awarded $14,285. The Genesee Volunteer Fire Department was also awarded $7,445 for its emergency medical services and $11,792 for its fire operations.
Other fire fighting and fire support organizations and companies that received grant support include: the Germania Fire Company, Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Goodyear Hose Company in Galeton, Kettle Creek Hose Company in Cross Fork and the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department.