Volunteer companies have until October 23 to apply for funds
State Senator Elder Vogel 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.
The online application for the grants is available through October 23 at www.osfc.state.pa.us.
“Many volunteer forces across the Commonwealth are struggling to make ends meet and maintain their membership. These grants are part of Pennsylvania’s commitment to helping local fire departments and ambulance service,” Senator Vogel said.
Grants may be used for the purchase or repair of firefighting or rescue equipment, construction or renovation costs for facilities, training or debt reduction. Grants range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $15,000 for volunteer fire companies and rescue companies or $10,000 for volunteer ambulance companies.
Volunteer fire companies that also provide volunteer ambulance service are eligible to apply for both a volunteer fire company grant and a volunteer ambulance service grant.
CONTACT: Owen Thomas