Fire and EMS Grant Program Legislation Approved by Senate

(HARRISBURG) – The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would extend an important grant program for Fire and EMS providers across the state, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

Senate Bill 910, which was co-sponsored by Senator Gordner, would extend the current Fire Company Grant Program through June 30, 2024.  It was originally established in 2003 and is set to expire in June of this year.  The bill also would expand the reach of the program and add authorized uses for grants funds.  Another provision would require the State Fire Commissioner to publish notice of the program’s availability and provide applications and instructions to the fire chief and president of every fire company across the state.

“Our local firefighters and EMS providers are some of the bravest and selfless people out there,” said Senator Gordner.  “They rush toward dangerous situations to protect life and property.  The least we can do, as a state government, is to provide a means to help these companies to meet critical needs.”

The Fire Company Grant Program is administered by the State Fire Commissioner.

The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for its consideration. 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928