Deadline Nears to Apply for Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service Grants, Says Killion
HARRISBURG – Rep. Thomas Killion (R-Delaware/Chester) is encouraging volunteer fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania who have not already done so to apply for the 2012 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP).
The application period closes on Oct. 19.
The General Assembly recently adopted Act 78 of 2012 to reauthorize the grant program for an additional four years and increase the total grant funding available from $25 million to $30 million. The new law also adds approximately 35 career fire departments to the list of organizations eligible for grant funding.
The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.
Grants to eligible fire companies will be contingent on their agreeing to participate in and report information using the Pennsylvania Fire Information Reporting System (PennFIRS).
Last year, area fire and ambulance organizations received more than $55,000 in funding from the program, which was created by the General Assembly as Act 10 of 2007. The program is funded through state gaming proceeds.
For more information, visit www.RepKillion.com
and click on “Fire and Ambulance Grants.”
State Representative Thomas Killion
168th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Donna Pinkham