Mar. 16, 2023

HARRISBURG – A key component of Cambria County’s safety protocol will be upgraded thanks to a Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA) grant, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset).

“Cresson Borough submitted a grant application on behalf of the town’s volunteer fire company to upgrade its emergency radio system, which serves portions of Cambria and Blair County as part of the Keystone Regional Fire and Rescue Department,” said Rigby. “I’m very happy to report their request for $300,000 was approved in full.”

The Keystone Regional Fire and Rescue Department responds to emergency calls in Cresson, Lilly, and Sankertown boroughs, as well as Allegheny, Cresson, Gallitzin, Munster and Washington townships. Both Cambria and Blair counties are in the process of upgrading their radio systems, which will render obsolete the technology currently being used. 

The grants are funded by statewide gaming revenue distributed through the Local Share Account (LSA), which is administered by the CFA. Cambria County and the Cresson Volunteer Fire Company are also contributing to the radio upgrade.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Rigby’s Cresson office at 1-814-886-1055 or his Ferndale office at 1-814-536-9818.

Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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