Malagari announces state grants for local volunteer fire, EMS organizations

LANSDALE, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Steve Malagari announced state grants have been approved to support local fire and emergency service companies.

“When tragedy happens, the men and women from our fire and emergency organizations race to the scene to serve us -- saving and preserving lives and property,” said Malagari, D-Montgomery. “They exceed expectations, answering the call to serve on our worst days. Hopefully, these grants will provide a needed lift for these volunteer organizations that provide vital services to everyone in our community.”

Grants from the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Program can be used for purposes including facilities work, equipment purchases, debt reduction and training. The grants are administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

The local volunteer organization recipients in 2019-20 include:

  • Colmar Volunteer Fire Co., Colmar, $13,015.
  • Fairmount Fire Co., Lansdale, $11,718.
  • Perseverance Volunteer Fire Co., Souderton, $14,248.
  • Souderton Community Ambulance Association Inc. $9,192.
  • Telford Volunteer Fire Co., Telford, $13,289.
  • Tylersport Volunteer Fire Co., Tylersport, $14,248.
  • Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale (EMS) $9,192.
  • Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale (fire) $12,878.

Malagari noted recipients still need to complete and return original signed copies of their grant agreements by May 31 in order to receive their money. He urged any department that needs help with this requirement to contact his district office.

More information, including a comprehensive list of recipients across the state is available online.