(a) Contents.--The commissioner shall prepare an annual report on the Fire Company Grant Program
and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. The annual report shall include all of the following information:
(1) The total number of fire companies and EMS companies that were notified of the
(2) The total number of fire companies and EMS companies that submitted applications
for the grant programs.
(3) The total number of fire companies and EMS companies that were approved for grants.
(4) An analysis of how the grants were used for facilities, equipment, debt reduction,
training and certification, the education of the general public, construction savings
accounts and recruitment and retention, including length of service award programs,
as delineated by county and municipality.
(5) A list of the fire companies as delineated by county that received additional
grants under section 7813(a.2) (relating to award of grants).
(6) A list of the different entities that received grants, including municipal fire
companies, volunteer fire companies, municipal emergency medical services companies
and volunteer EMS companies.
(7) A list of the different reasons why grants were not issued to fire companies and
EMS companies, including, but not limited to, the following:
(i) Failure to submit applications for the grant programs.
(ii) Failure to run calls for emergencies.
(iii) Delinquencies and bankruptcies.
(8) A list of the fire companies and EMS companies that utilized the grants to pay
off loans under the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Medical Services Loan Program.
(b) Submission.--The commissioner shall submit the annual report by October 1, 2020, and by October
1 of each year thereafter, to all of the following:
(1) The chair and minority chair of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness
Committee of the Senate.
(2) The chair and minority chair of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness
Committee of the House of Representatives.
(c) Posting.--The commissioner shall post the annual report on the Office of the State Fire Commissioner's
publicly accessible Internet website.
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