Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Companies Reminded to Apply for Grants

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann is reminding volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies that it's not too late to apply for a share of $25 million in service grants.

The deadline to apply has been extended to 4 p.m. on Nov. 4, Mann said, because many volunteer fire and ambulance service personnel were extremely busy during the recent flooding.

The Volunteer Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program is open to volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies that meet certain eligibility requirements. The funding, which is provided through gaming revenues, can be used to build, repair or renovate facilities, for training and certification of staff members, to purchase equipment, or to pay down debt associated with the purchase or renovation of facilities or equipment.

"This grant program is an invaluable resource for volunteer companies that spend a lot of time trying to raise money and recruit new members, on top of their day-to-day operations," Mann said. "I'd like to see as many eligible companies as possible apply for this funding."

Additional information about the grant program, including contact information for Mann's office and assistance in applying, is available online at or by calling 1-800-670-3473.

Media contact: Ruth A. Miller, 717-651-2009

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner


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