HARRISBURG – As this is Fire Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today announced $3,492 in new funding for the Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company in Palmyra.
“This grant is part of $646,891 distributed throughout the state this week to help our rural community volunteer fire companies guard against the threat of wildfires in the state’s forests and other undeveloped areas,” Ryan said. “As we continue to see and read news of horrific wildfires each year in the western United States, it is vital that more rural fire protection crews have the resources needed to stop fires from burning out of control.”
The funds are to be used for training and equipment purchases directly related to fighting brush and forest fires. Grants may be used for purchasing mobile or portable radios; installing water supply equipment; wildfire prevention and mitigation work; training wildfire fighters; or converting and maintaining federal excess vehicles.
The grant program, offered through DCNR and paid through federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, has awarded more than $12.5 million since it began in 1982.
Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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