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Pennsylvania grants for consolidating fire companies

Assistance to Firefighters Station Construction Grants (SCG)The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) provided the Department of Homeland Security with $210,000,000 to fund the 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG).

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The AFG Program has Fire Program Specialists in 10 federal regional centers.

Consolidation would, Presston officials contend, cost taxpayers more and limit response time to fires, according to a letter sent last week to neighborhood residents."To keep us open, they would have to spend $15,000 per year and pay to insure our two engines.

Now they will wind up spending more without us," Kochirka said. The merged West Park Volunteer Fire Department and the Fleming Park Volunteer Fire Department eventually will work out of a new fire house, renovation of which is largely being funded with government grants.

The intended audiences are AFG stakeholders, which include but are not limited to award recipients and the communities they serve.

FIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY (FP&S) Grants FY 2016 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Open Application period is coming soon (dates TBA).

These Regional Fire Program Specialists respond to questions about the AFG program and carry out grant monitoring activities.

View regional contacts Assistance to Firefighters Grants The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operations efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.

The county's chief executive, Dan Onorato, is promoting consolidation.

Howard Duerr, president of Stowe's board of commissioners, declined to comment, citing a gag order on court-ordered mediation that ended last week. Presston and the township entered mediation earlier this year after the fire department sued to remain open.

It's also easier to raise money as one fire department, and you do not need as much equipment," said State Sen.