Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Grant Applications Now Available, Causer Says

News Release

Along with Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) invites volunteer fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania to submit an application for the Fiscal Year 2010 Volunteer Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP).

Last year, area fire and ambulance organizations received more than $330,000 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.

The 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 volunteer fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services.  A total of $25 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 online application period will begin Sept. 7 and will remain open until Oct. 21.

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

Rep. Martin T. Causer
67th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(814) 362-4400

(717) 787-5075

Member Site:  RepCauser.com
Contact:  Patricia A. Hippler

House Republican Public Relations

(717) 772-9846


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