Local First Responders Receive Funding

A report by Times Leader showcased legislation that Matt Cartwright championed to support Northeast Pennsylvania’s first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

“U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced on Tuesday that six first responder agencies in the region will receive funds awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant — COVID-19 Supplemental Program.”

“Five Luzerne County agencies were on the list, with a sixth agency in Lackawanna County. Altogether, a total of $140,575.47 was awarded for personal protective equipment and essential supplies.”

“The Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service Association was awarded $84,909.09, the highest total awarded to any of the Luzerne County agencies.”

“’In Congress, we recognize our responsibility to help our first responders get the basic equipment they need to stay safe,’ said Cartwright, who is a member of the House Appropriations Committee. ‘This funding through the CARES Act supports our emergency responders and enables them to continue answering their communities’ calls during the coronavirus pandemic.’”

Read the full story in Times Leader.