Senator Lisa Baker Urges Emergency Crews to Seek Funding

(DALLAS) – Local volunteer fire and ambulance services can now apply online for state grants to help fund their operations, according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).

Senator Lisa Baker explained that the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program is one of the most important that the General Assembly funds each year.  The online application for the grants is available through October 21 at The program is in place to help Fire and EMS cover the rising costs of training, equipment, recruitment, retention and more.

“As the costs for equipment and training continues to rise, it is imperative that we provide support to those who help serve our communities,” Senator Lisa Baker said.  “Our local volunteer fire and ambulance staff deserve our greatest respect and gratitude, and it is my hope that many will benefit from this state funding.”

Grants range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $15,000 for volunteer fire companies and rescue companies or $10,000 for volunteer ambulance companies.

Volunteer fire companies that also provide volunteer ambulance service are eligible to apply for both a volunteer fire company grant and a volunteer ambulance service grant.


MEDIA CONTACT:  Tom Williams  (570)-675-3931

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