Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that the Citizens' Ambulance Service in Indiana, Pennsylvania has been awarded a $131,818.18 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Toomey wrote a letter supporting the department's grant application in March.
"Firefighters embody public service in their dedicated work to ensure the safety of those in their community," said Senator Toomey. "I was glad to support the application by the Citizens' Ambulance Service and am confident these funds will help them better serve Indiana County and the surrounding area."
The awarded funds will be used to purchase two new ambulances to replenish its aging fleet. Established in 1964, the Citizens' Ambulance Service provides EMS and non-emergency ambulance service to Indiana County and portions of Armstrong, Westmoreland, and Clearfield Counties.