Tomlinson Urges Fire Departments/EMS to Seek Grants

 Volunteer Companies Have Until October 23 to Apply for Funds

Harrisburg) Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) 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, 2009,  at  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.

“I proudly supported the legislation reauthorizing this grant program which provides essential financial support for Pennsylvania’s struggling volunteer firefighters and ambulance services,” Tomlinson said.  “I have strongly supported the volunteer fire and EMS grant program in the past as a way to show our support for their work and the contributions they make to the community.”


Carol Milligan
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