The Office of the State Fire Commissioner is accepting applications for the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program until Monday, October 25, 2021. Instructions and guidelines for the 2021-2022 program are available on www.osfc.pa.gov.
All fire companies, emergency medical services, and volunteer rescue squads may apply for this grant. This year, funds may again be used to supplement operational expenses incurred by the lack of opportunities for fundraising and the inability to generate revenue due to compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As always traditional categories allow funding to be used for such projects as construction and/or renovation of the fire company or EMS facilities, equipment, debt reduction, training, and recruitment and retention, including volunteer firefighter length-of-service award programs and programs for minors. Click here to learn more.