July 19, 2021

Van Hollen, Cardin, Raskin, Trone Announce American Rescue Plan Funding for More Than 60 Fire and EMS Departments in Western Maryland

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (D-Md.) announced $1,381,911 in American Rescue Plan funding for fire and emergency rescue departments across Western Maryland.

“Despite increased challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency and first responders across Maryland continued to deliver life-saving care to those who needed it most,” the lawmakers said. “This new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan will ensure our rural fire and rescue teams have adequate funding and supplies to keep serving Western Maryland.”

The award comes from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, through COVID-19 federal funding from Congress, to assist departments recovering from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The awardees include:

Brunswick VFC


Brunswick Vol Ambulance and Rescue Inc.


Carroll Manor VFD


East New Market VFC


Guardian Hose Co.


Independent Hose Co.


Jefferson VFC


Junior Fire Co. No. 2, Inc.


Libertytown VFD


Middletown VFC


Myersville VFC


New Market VFD


New Midway VFC


Rocky Ridge VFC


The Vigilant Hose Co. of Emmitsburg


Thurmont Community Ambulance Service


United Steam Fire Engine Co.


Urbana VFRC


Walkersville VRC


Walkersville VRC


Woodsboro VFC


Total for Frederick County





Baltimore Pike VFD


Barton Hose Co.


Bedford Road VFD


Borden Shaft VFC


Bowling Green VFD


Bowman’s Addition VFC


Cresaptown VFD


District 16 VFD


Ellerslie VFD


Flinstone VFC


George’s Creek Ambulance Services


Good Will Fire Co. No. 1


LaVale VFD


LaVale Vol. Rescue Sqaud


Midland Fire Company


Mt. Savage VFC


Oldtown VFD


Orleans VFC


Potomac Fire Co.


Rawlings VFD


Total for Allegany County





Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Services


First Hose Company of Boonsboro


Clear Spring Ambulance Club


Clear Spring VFC


Community Fire Co. of District 12


Community Rescue Services, Inc. of Hagerstown


First Hagerstown Hose


Funkstown VFC


Hancock VFC


Leitersburg Vol. Fire Co. – Hagerstown


Maugansville Goodwill VFC


Mt. Aetna VFD


Potomac Valley Fire Co.


Sharpsburg VFC


Western Enterprise Fire Co. #4


Williamsport Vol. Fire and EMS, Inc.


Total for Washington County





Bittinger VFD


Bloomington VFD


Friendsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department


Kitzmiller VFC


Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad


Oakland VFD


Total for Garrett County