State Fire Commissioner Announces Next Step in $30 Million Fire Company/Ambulance Grant Program

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay announced today that more than $30 million in grants will be available to fire and volunteer ambulance companies who applied for the funds through the Fire Company/Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

Volunteer Emergency Medical Services will receive $3.6 million and Volunteer and Career Fire Companies will receive a total of $26,412,342 in funding.

“Thousands of companies across the state started the application process several months ago,” said Commissioner Solobay. “The applications have now been reviewed, and it’s vitally important for applicants to take the next step in the process and access their grant agreement forms.”

“Once the grant agreements are returned and they are reviewed and the money is disbursed. The awards are processed in the order they are received,” said Solobay. “Detailed instructions are available online, and my staff and I are available to help any organization that needs assistance.”

The grant program was initiated in 2000 and is funded by gaming revenue. The program is open to all fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads in Pennsylvania. Grant awards can be used for construction or repair of facilities, purchase or repair of equipment, debt reduction and training.

For more information about the grant program and the fire service in Pennsylvania, visit www.osfc.state.pa.us, or call 1-800-670-3473.


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