Applications Now Accepted For Fire/EMS Grant Program

State Senator Michele Brooks is urging local volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) squads to apply for grants from the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program. Applications will be accepted through October 22.

All fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads are eligible for grant funding. The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.

The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. A total of $25 million will be awarded through the program.

More information and the online application for the grants is available at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/volunteer_fire_company_and_volunteer_ambulance_service_grant_program/9188/vfcvas_grant_application_available/565111.

Contact:          Diane Helbig                           (724) 588-8911
dhelbig@pasen.gov