Application Period for Fire/EMS Grants Opens September 7

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 when the grant application period opens on September 7.

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. Applications will be accepted through October 21.

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 online at under the Grants and Loans heading at the top of the page.  You may also visit Senator Brooks’ website at or call (724) 588-8911.

Diane Helbig
(724) 588-8911

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