HARRISBURG –Senator Devlin Robinson (R-37) announced today that $401,270 will be awarded to volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout the 37th District by a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
“This past year has been tough on our fire and EMS companies as they were prevented from holding their traditional fundraising events due to the Governor’s edicts during the pandemic,” Senator Robinson said. “Yet through it all, these departments continued to provide excellent protection and service to our communities. These grants will provide some help for those who dedicate themselves to helping others.”
The Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program provides grants to improve and enhance firefighting, ambulance and rescue services capabilities of fire companies and emergency medical services throughout the Commonwealth. It is open to all fire and EMS companies, as well as volunteer rescue squads.
Because Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives passed Act 93 of 2020, fire and EMS companies may use the grants for more areas, including education of the public regarding fire prevention and community risk reduction; recruitment and retention programs; volunteer firefighter length of service programs; and revenue loss for grants issued in 2020 or 2021.
Grants may also be used to fund the purchase or repair of equipment, construction or renovation of facilities, debt reduction and training.
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