provides fire protection services and may offer other voluntary
emergency services within this Commonwealth. Voluntary emergency
services may include voluntary ambulance and voluntary rescue
"Volunteer organization." A volunteer fire company,
volunteer ambulance service or volunteer rescue squad.
"Volunteer rescue squad." A nonprofit chartered corporation,
association or organization located in this Commonwealth that
provides rescue services in this Commonwealth.
Section 3. Volunteer recruitment service scholarships.
(a) Program.--The agency is authorized, within amounts
appropriated or otherwise lawfully available from any other
source, to establish a recruitment scholarship program for
(b) Award.--Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to
the contrary, the agency is authorized to grant, based upon
available funding, volunteer recruitment service scholarships
that shall be awarded in the following manner:
(1) Volunteer organizations may annually submit one
application to the agency.
(2) Volunteer organizations submitting an application
shall develop a policy for selecting the candidate that will
be forwarded to the agency.
(3) The agency shall designate a date by which all
applications shall be received by the agency.
(4) The agency shall award a volunteer recruitment
service scholarship to all eligible applicants unless the
number of applications received is greater than the funding
available for the program, in which case the agency shall
develop a random system for selecting the recipients.
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