Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) recently announced that five additional fire departments in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District have been awarded grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance for Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, totaling nearly $25,000 in support.

“Every day, our firefighters and first responders show up to protect the people of Pennsylvania from any emergency that may occur, and it's imperative that they have the resources and training that they need to do their job safely,” said Joyce. “It is my privilege to work with our local first responders and FEMA’s

Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program to help equip these brave Pennsylvanians to serve our community.”

In total, the firefighters and first responders received $24,195.20, which will be used to obtain vital equipment and training.

-- West End Fire & Rescue Co. in Shippensburg received $2,842.10.

-- Franklin Fire Co. in Chambersburg received $2,561.90.

-- Central City Fire Department in Central City received $8,203.81.

-- West Hills Regional Fire Department in Johnstown received $2,099.77.

-- Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association in Youngstown received $8,487.62.

Joyce, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, is committed to bolstering America’s emergency response resources. Earlier this month, he announced a sizable grant for first responders across Allegheny, Bedford, Blair, Cambria,

Centre, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

In 2019, firefighters and first responders in PA-13 received nearly $3 million in AFG grants.

For more information about the AFG Program, visit FEMA’s website,


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