Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Organizations Can Begin Applying for State Grant Sept. 5, Says Grove
WELLSVILLE – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) today announced the opening of the application period for the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program on Sept. 5.
“Our communities are well served by our volunteer firefighters and ambulance providers,” said Grove. “These men and women give up time with their families to serve others. This grant is just one way the state supports our volunteer emergency service providers who put their lives on the line for us.”
The General Assembly recently adopted Act 78 of 2012 to reauthorize the grant program for an additional four years and increase the total grant funding available from $25 million to $30 million. The new law also adds approximately 35 career fire departments to the list of organizations 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.
Grants to eligible fire companies will be contingent on their agreeing to participate in and report information using the Pennsylvania Fire Information Reporting System (PennFIRS).
For more information, visit RepGrove.com and click on “Fire and Ambulance Grants.”
State Representative Seth Grove
196th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley