Applications Now Accepted For Fire/EMS Grant Program

Applications for the 2015-16 Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Services Grant Program (FCVASGP) are now available, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh).

All fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads are eligible for grant funding. The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.

Applications will be accepted through October 22, 2015.

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.

More information and the online application for these grants are available at: 2015-16 Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program or by visiting the Pennsylvania Fire Commission’s website at

Local fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) may also contact Matt Szuchyt in Senator Browne’s Allentown Office at 610-821-8468 for more information or to check on an application’s status.

Contact:         Matt Moyer   (610) 821-8468