Fire and Ambulance Companies Urged to Apply for State Grants

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Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) is encouraging fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania to submit an application for the 2016-17 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Companies Grant Program.

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, which is funded through state gaming proceeds.

Legislation was recently passed into law to allow career ambulance companies to apply for the grants, so long as they are designated as a municipality’s primary EMS provider.

The application period will open from Sept. 7 to Oct. 21.

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

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