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Grants Available for Fire, Ambulance, and Rescue Services

Tuesday September 5th, 2017
Applications for funding through Pennsylvania’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program are due in October. (Go to www.osfc.state.pa.us for the deadline.) The grants are available for volunteer and career fire companies, as well as emergency medical services and volunteer rescue squads.
 
Eligible organizations may apply for funding for up to two projects in the following four categories:
     • Facilities — The construction and/or renovation of the fire company’s or ambulance service’s facility and purchase or repair of fixtures and furnishings necessary to maintain or improve service.
     • Equipment — The purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance, or rescue equipment.
     • Debt reduction — Debt reduction associated with the facility or equipment categories above.
     • Training — Training and certification of fire, ambulance, or rescue service members. 
 
For more information, go to www.osfc.state.pa.us. Click on “Grants and Loans” and choose “OSFC Grants.” Townships may also call the Office of the State Fire Commissioner toll-free at (800) 670-3473 or email ra-vfcvasgp@pa.gov.