Fire, Ambulance Grant Applications Available

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today announced area emergency response organizations may now submit applications for the 2013-14 Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (FCVASGP).

The program is funded through state gaming proceeds.

“Since its inception, the grant program has provided more than $3.2 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area,” Causer said. “This program is an important investment in the safety of our citizens and our communities.”

Grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. A total of $30 million will be awarded through the program.

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).

The application period will close at 4 p.m. on Oct. 24.

For more information, visit Causer’s website at and click on “Fire and Ambulance Grants.”

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