Snyder: Volunteer fire assistance grants applications available soon for rural, volunteer fire companies

HARRISBURG, Feb. 21 – Rural and volunteer fire companies will soon be able to apply for grants to help cover equipment and training costs, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the cost-share grants, awarded through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are earmarked for fire departments that serve fewer than 10,000 residents.

“These smaller fire companies have an enormous responsibility in keeping us safe, putting their lives on the line to protect ours,” Snyder said. “These grants will help ensure they have the needed tools and training to prevent, control and suppress fires in our communities.”

Grants will be accepted Feb. 26 through May 2. The maximum grant award for 2019 is $10,000.

More information, including specific eligibility requirements, can be found at the following link: www.dcnr.pa.gov/Communities/Wildfire/VolunteerFireDepartmentResources/Pages/default.aspx.