Reminder: Commonwealth Accepting Fire Company and EMS Grant Applications

The Office of the State Fire Commissioner is accepting applications for the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program until January 25, 2021. Smaller grants should be expected due to the expanded eligibility of applicants. Written instructions and guidelines for the 2020-2021 program are available on www.osfc.pa.gov.  

All fire companies, emergency medical services, and volunteer rescue squads qualify for this grant. Funding may be used for the 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. New this cycle, funds may also be used to supplement operational expenses incurred by the lack of opportunities for fundraising and the inability to create revenue due to COVID-19. Click here to learn more