Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Nearly $25 million is on its way to
volunteer fire companies and ambulance services across Pennsylvania, but
only if the organizations finish the paperwork, state Sen. Tim Solobay said
The grants have been approved to help first responder organizations buy new
equipment, make repairs to existing equipment, pay off debts or provide
training and certification.  However, the money will not be released until
the organizations complete a Grant Agreement Form and send it to the state
Office of the Fire Commissioner.
“I know that local volunteer leaders are busy doing the work they were
trained to do,” Solobay said. “The can all use a reminder that there is
another step in the process of receiving these grants in a timely manner.”
More information on the forms is available here, or at
The grants are being awarded through the Volunteer Fire Company and
Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, administered by the Office of the
State Fire Commissioner.  The grant program was created in 2003 using gaming
Across Pennsylvania, 2,569 organizations were approved for grants averaging
about $10,000 each.  The annual application period begins in the first week
in September and lasts 45 days.   For more information on the program, click

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